The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul hosted a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Sunday, Sept. 20 to begin the week of World Meeting of Families’ festivities in Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

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Archbishop Charles Chaput consecrates the Eucharist at Mass, as concelebrant Father Dennis Gill watches.

Bindu recevies communion with her children Auden and Asha at her side.

Bindu receives holy Communion with her children Auden and Asha at her side.

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Archbishop Charles Chaput gives the final blessing at Mass.

 

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Asha and her mother Bindu

Asha and her mother Bindu

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The official icon of the World Meeting of Families, depicting the Holy Family, is displayed at the cathedral.

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Jasmine and Monica Johnson

Jasmine (left) and Monica Johnson

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A family prays by the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the cathedral.

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Dawson Coscia attends mass with his grandfather Jack Faller.

Dawson Coscia attends Mass with his grandfather Jack Faller.

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A young girl burns off some energy with her dad along a side aisle of the cathedral.

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