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October 2, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY
INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP JUSTIN RIGALI

Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED. CREDENTIALS TO BE PICKED UP ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th FROM 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. IN THE LOBBY OF THE ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE CENTER. PLEASE SEE ACCOMPANYING MEDIA PROTOCOL SHEET. CREDENTIALS MAY BE PULLED FOR VIOLATION OF PROTOCOL.

At 12:45 p.m. the Parade of students begins. Approximately1000 young people from the Archdiocese, grades fourth through twelfth, will parade from Hallahan High School (311 North 19th Street), accompanied by three marching bands (Cardinal O'Hara High School, Archbishop Ryan High School and Archbishop Wood Catholic High School), to the streets around the Cathedral. The young people will then line 17th Street, Race Street and 18th Street and many will carry "welcome" signs.

At 1:15 p.m. the Procession begins. The audio/video mult-box feed coverage will also begin at this time. We have cameras both in and outside the Cathedral. The Procession of approximately 1000 seminarians, deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals begins on 17th Street between Vine and Race Streets. It will turn right on Race Street then right again on 18th Street. The Procession will enter the Cathedral on 18th Street. Archbishop Rigali and Cardinal Bevilacqua will view the Procession from the steps of the Archdiocesan Office Center on 17th Street then join the end of the Procession. No interviews may be conducted with anyone in the Procession.

At 1:55 p.m. Reception of the Archbishop into the Cathedral Church. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, the Holy Father's representative in the United States, presents a crucifix to Archbishop Rigali as he enters the front doors of the Cathedral. This is the reception or welcome to the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese. Because space is limited, there will be a pool camera for the still photo shot.

At 2:00 p.m. Mass begins. Approximately 1600 invited guests, including five cardinals, 15 archbishops, approximately 70 bishops, more than 500 priests and over 100 deacons will attend. More than 20 ecumenical leaders in attendance. At the beginning of Mass, Cardinal Bevilacqua will welcome Archbishop Rigali to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Rite of Installation follows the welcome. An Apostolic Letter announcing the appointment of Archbishop Rigali as Archbishop of Philadelphia will be read. Archbishop Montalvo, the Papal Nuncio, will then walk Archbishop Rigali to the cathedra, or Archbishop's chair, at which time the Papal Nuncio hands Archbishop Rigali the crozier or the staff. This is the moment in which Archbishop Rigali officially takes possession of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Only pool still photographers at altar. Archbishop then greets a group of clergy, religious and lay members representing the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

At 4:15 p.m. (approximately) Mass concludes. No interviews may be done with anyone in the Recessional. A private dinner follows the Mass.

MEDIA PROTOCOL FOR COVERAGE
INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP JUSTIN RIGALI - OCTOBER 7, 2003


Media must have Archdiocesan credentials visible on person.

Reporters with "inside Cathedral" credentials are to be seated in a designated media seating area in the Cathedral, which is immediately adjacent to the Race Street entrance.

Media entering and exiting the Cathedral should use the Race Street entrance only.

No media on steps leading into Cathedral.

No TV cameras inside the Cathedral, other than those run by the Archdiocese for internal feed and mult box purposes. Television and radio stations will be provided a clean live audio and video feed at the mult box located outside in the parking lot, behind the Cathedral. TV crews will need a live truck or bnc connector and a deck. Parking is limited and assigned.

No reporter stand-ups or live shots are permitted inside of the Cathedral.

No cameras on the front steps of 222 , Archdiocese Office Center patio.

Media may not interrupt the Procession by blocking path or trying to do interviews. No one in the procession is to be interviewed while processing.

Media who are inside the Cathedral are requested to dress appropriately - no jeans, no tee shirts, no shorts, no hats please!

No access to choir loft due to the large number of choir members and instrumentalists.

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PROTOCOL FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Still photographers will have two designated areas in front of the pillars on both sides of Cathedral. Media outlets with more than one still photographer will be assigned positions on different sides of the Cathedral. Movements will be limited. Absolutely no center aisle. Staff member escort for closer shots.

Reuters will provide pool for close shot of Archbishop Rigali and Cardinal Bevilacqua viewing the procession from the Archdiocese Office Center steps.

The Philadelphia Inquirer will be the pool photographer for shot of Archbishop Rigali on Cathedral steps.

Reuters will provide pool shot when Archbishop Rigali crosses threshold into Cathedral and will have a remote pool camera in the choir loft for long shots.

Philadelphia Daily News will provide pool shot of procession into the Cathedral from the center aisle break.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and the Catholic Standard and Times will be the pool cameras for the Installation "moment" (at the chair when Archbishop Rigali receives the crozier) .

Reuters will provide pool shot of Archbishop Rigali giving Holy Communion.

Philadelphia Daily News will provide pool shot of recessional out of the Cathedral from the center aisle break.











Contact
Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist
215-587-3747

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