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Philadelphia’s new archbishop sounds call to ‘welcome the outcast’

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez placed a mark of familiarity on the formality of rites in the Mass that installed him as the new archbishop of Philadelphia Feb. 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Philadelphia’s new archbishop sounds call to ‘welcome the outcast’

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez placed a mark of familiarity on the formality of rites in the Mass that installed him as the new archbishop of Philadelphia Feb. 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Welcome home, Padre Nelson

Long before Archbishop Nelson Pérez was a bishop, he was simply “Padre Nelson” to the Flores and Negron families, even teaching the kids a few tricks on guitar. They returned the favor on Feb. 18 by playing at his installation Mass for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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