The annual Mass on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Black Catholics, celebrated the memory of the 17th century Peruvian saint of mixed-race descent whose example inspires all to work for social justice in the world today. Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant and Franciscan Father Richard Owens, director of the Black Catholics’ Office, preached the homily for the Mass, which was led in song by Mercy Career and Technical High School Choir in Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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