Vatican City, Nov 23, 2020 / 06:10 am
The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday.
The Holy See press office said Nov. 23 that Cardinal-designate Cornelius Sim, the Apostolic Vicar of Brunei, and Cardinal-designate Jose F. Advincula of Capiz, in the Philippines, would not be able to attend the Nov. 28 consistory because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The press office said that a representative of Pope Francis would present them with the biretta, cardinal's ring and title connected with a Roman parish "at another time to be determined."
It added that existing members of the College of Cardinals unable to travel to Rome for the consistory would be able to follow the occasion via a livestream.