See our photo gallery of scenes from the 18th annual Mass celebrating the diverse cultures in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and their unity in the Catholic Church. The main celebrant of the Mass was Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Eva Cieslak, of Polish heritage, prays during the Mass.
Pakistani Catholic Tressa Abraham receives Communion from Archbishop Chaput.
The Korean and Liberian communities pray the Lord’s Prayer together.
Members of the Polish community pray together.
The family of Tressa and Matthew Abraham present a gift to Archbishop Chaput.
Redemptorist Father Bruce Lewandowski, archdiocesan vicar for cultural ministries, gives Communion to Thomasina Kewku-Kennedy and behind her Davina Kennedy, who are both from Ghana.
Chief Buffy Red Feather receives Communion.
Children from the Nigerian Igbo community bring up the offertory gifts.
A choir from the Nigerian Igbo community sings during the offertory procession.
Secreca George of the Pakistani community.
Members of the Liberian community help take up the collection at the cathedral.
Lawrence Karluah, left, and Maryealeh Kpator represent the Liberian community.
Each reading a prayer of the general intercessions at the Mass are Catholics from Sierra Leone, Pakistan, China, French-speaking Africa, Brazil and and Korea.
Kenyan Sisters of Mary the Immaculate lead the congregation in singing the Responsorial Psalm.
A Haitian community choir sings a hymn during the entrance procession.
Men from the Nigerian community pray the World Meeting of Families prayer.
Sianny Lopez, of Indonesian heritage, prays the World Meeting of Families prayer.
Liturgical dance by the Vietnamese community.
Youths from the Vietnamese community perform a sacred dance.
Members of the Liberian community pose for a photo.
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