The new Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrao, who arrived from Rome on September 12, came to Old Goa accompanied by his secretary Fr Joaquim Loiola Pereira (seated next to him) to celebrate the thanksgiving Mass.
Hundreds of people thronged Old Goa to see their new cardinal. The Mass was thrown open to all the faithful.
The new cardinal was welcomed by showering of rose petals.
The mood at Old Goa was joyous and the band played some welcoming tunes for his eminence.
People who came from all across eagerly await the arrival of the new cardinal.
The cardinal greeted people as he entered the Se Cathedral church.
During the homily, cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrao quoted from Martin Luther King Jr's speech, 'I Have a Dream'.