Basilica hosts mass of episcopal ordination for Mons. Javier Vilanova Pellisa as Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona - Basilica hosts mass of episcopal ordination for Mons. Javier Vilanova Pellisa as Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona
Last Sunday 20 December, Mons. Javier Vilanova was ordained Bishop of the Titular See of Empúries and new Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Barcelona in a ceremony led by Cardinal Joan Josep Omella i Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, and concelebrated by Cardinal Dr Lluís Martínez Sistach, Apostolic Nuncio Mons. Bernardito Auza, Auxiliary Bishops of Barcelona Mons. Sergi Gordo, Mons. Antoni Vadell and Javier Vilanova; Mons. Enrique Benavent, Bishop of Tortosa, and Mons. Romà Casanova, Bishop of Vic; Mons. Joan Planellas i Barnosell, Mons. Enric Vives i Sicília, Mons. Salvador Cristau Coll, Mons. Xavier Novell, Mons. Franscesc Pardo Artigas, Mons. Arturo Ros, Mons. Josep Maria Soler Canals and Abbot of Montserrat, Father Josep Maria Soler.
The event took place with all the required safety measures, with authorities from Catalonia and Tortosa, family members and worshippers, with capacity limited to 500 people.