The ceremony, which is scheduled for September 20, will be held in Venice.
Ball was created bishop of Gloucester in 1991 at a ceremony attended by Prince Charles.
At the ceremony and afterward I got to thinking about the Underground Railroad.
late 14c., cerymonye, from Old French ceremonie and directly from Medieval Latin ceremonia, from Latin caerimonia "holiness, sacredness; awe; reverent rite, sacred ceremony," an obscure word, possibly of Etruscan origin, or a reference to the ancient rites performed by the Etruscan pontiffs at Caere, near Rome. Introduced in English by Wyclif.