Archbishop Nelson Perez returned to his old neighborhood during a July 26 pastoral visit to Holy Innocents Parish in Northeast Philadelphia.

(Read our feature story on Archbishop Nelson Perez’s July 26 visit to Holy Innocents Parish.)

The archbishop, who celebrated back-to-back Masses in English and Spanish, was greeted by numerous old friends and former parishioners who had long known him simply as “Padre Nelson.” He urged them to have hope in Christ amid the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread social unrest, and to be joyful, fruitful missionary disciples.

(All photos by Sarah Webb.)