Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Ventura, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and former Halifax Archbishop Terrence Prendergast were among the hundreds gathered in St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on Thursday afternoon. A former Auxilliary Bishop of Montreal, Mancini’s reputation in Montreal was bolstered by his strong command of French, English and Italian. His installation brings his Canadian experience full circle: Halifax’s Pier 21first welcomed Mancini to Canada when he was a three-year-old Italian immigrant.
The full installation Mass will be broadcast exclusively on S+L Friday night at 8 PM ET (9 PM Atlantic Time). It will be rebroadcast Saturday, December 1st, at 1 PM ET (2 PM Atlantic).