09 December 2010

Ad Limina Visit of Archbishop Soc and Bishop Rene

Ad Limina Visit: 27 November 2010

The visit ad limina means, technically, the obligation incumbent on certain members of the hierarchy of visiting, at stated times, the "thresholds of the Apostles", Sts. Peter and Paul, and of presenting themselves before the pope to give an account of the state of their dioceses. The object of the visit is not merely to make a pilgrimage to the tombs of the apostles, but, above all, to show the proper reverence for the Successor of St. Peter, to acknowledge practically his universal jurisdiction by giving an account of the condition of particular churches, to receive his admonitions and counsels, and thus bind more closely the members of the Church to its Divinely appointed head. (From The Catholic Encyclopedia)

Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD and Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD with Pope Benedict XVI

Photos from Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano