Archbishop Perez's messages
Archbishop congratulates newly named bishop of Wilmington
Pope Francis named Msgr. William Koenig, a priest of the Rockville Centre Diocese with whom Archbishop Perez served when he was an auxiliary bishop there, as the next bishop of the Delaware diocese.
After Chauvin trial, Archbishop Pérez calls for hard work on achieving peace
Following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the archbishop said the struggle to eradicate hatred is ongoing and people must be "open to more difficult conversations."
Archbishop Pérez offers Ramadan greetings to area’s Muslims
In the holy month, the archbishop lauded the friendship of Christians and Muslims that "bears great fruit during a time of anxiety. Together as a united human family, we are people whose hearts are grounded in faith and hope."
At Passover, archbishop prays for hope, vitality for Jewish community
Archbishop Nelson Perez sent a letter of warm greetings on behalf of Philadelphia's Catholics on the occasion of Passover, which begins March 27.
On MLK Day, Archbishop Pérez forms Commission on Racial Healing
As Americans commemorate the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Archbishop Nelson Pérez has formed a diverse 15-member committee of local Catholics to root out racism and "build a beloved community."
Archbishop warns of ‘abyss of anarchy,’ calls Americans to unity in democracy
Archbishop Nelson Pérez said in a statement that the violence at the United States Capitol Jan. 6 was "not a reflection of who we are." He prayed for wisdom to "seek common ground as Americans."
Archbishop Pérez offers Christmas greeting
Our celebration may look different this year, but Archbishop Nelson Pérez is hopeful that the joy of the Christmas season will be bright and bring us closer together.
Archbishop Pérez applauds appointment of new bishop of Greensburg
The archbishop will preside over the episcopal ordination of Bishop-elect Larry Kulick as the new bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania diocese in February.
Archbishop Perez offers Hanukkah greetings
The archbishop sent a message to the Jewish community in the Philadelphia region celebrating the “Festival of Lights,” which begins at sundown Thursday, Dec. 10.
Archbishop Pérez invites prayer, charity for Advent
This year, perhaps more than ever, we need Christmas and its promise of hope for a suffering humanity in the person of Jesus Christ, and Advent is the time to prepare our minds and hearts for him, writes Archbishop Nelson Pérez.