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Philadelphia woman makes history as first Latina priest in Episcopal Dioceses of Pennsylvania

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PHILADELPHIA - There's a picture hanging in the Church of the Crucifixion on Bainbridge Street in South Philadelphia that stands out from the rest.

It’s that of Reverend Jessie Alejandro. "They call me Mother Jessie, and I am the vicar of the Church of the Crucifixion," Alejandro said.

She’s making history as the first Latina priest in the Episcopal Dioceses of Pennsylvania. "People began to question or ask me ‘you are a priest?

You are a woman priest?’," Alejandro said. Video shows Mother Jessie being ordained as a priest in 2020. She said she was inspired by so many other women making history. "We’re in 2022.

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