Archbishop Nelson Perez conferred the sacrament of holy orders for the first time since his installation in February when he ordained 13 men deacons on Saturday, June 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. For the first time in Philadelphia the rite included both permanent and transitional deacons — the latter anticipating priestly ordination next year — and men for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Diocese of Mymensingh in Bangladesh and the Vincentian order. Read all about the ordination Mass here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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