Archbishop Perez's messages

July 4 shootings call for action, not just words, says archbishop

Following attacks at Independence Day events in Philadelphia and Illinois, "acts of kindness and charity" are needed to "mend the tears in the fabric of our nation’s soul," said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Supreme Court decision ‘affirms deep value’ of every human life

Archbishop Nelson Pérez welcomed the June 24 ruling against abortion, and pointed to the Catholic Church's "holistic commitment to protecting and preserving life" through its social supports.

Archbishop offers condolences to fallen Phila. firefighter

Lt. Sean Williamson was killed in a building collapse following a fire early Saturday morning in Philadelphia. Archbishop Perez prayed for his family, the fire department and all first responders.

Support for abuse victims ‘substantial,’ ongoing, archbishop says

As the independent reparations board ends its work, the archdiocese will "continue to offer comprehensive support to survivors of clergy sexual abuse ... as it has for many years," said Archbishop Nelson Perez in a statement.

Archbishop on Texas shooting: ‘Commonplace’ acts of murder must end

In a statement on the school shooting that left 19 children dead, Archbishop Nelson Perez prayed God would "give wisdom to our leaders ... to stamp out this evil for good."

Buffalo shooting deaths reminder of ‘mortal sin of racism’

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez issued a statement May 17 following news of a mass shooting May 14 in Buffalo, New York that left 10 residents dead and three injured in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack.

Bishop Deliman a ‘model of discipleship,’ archbishop says

Archbishop Nelson Perez offered words of praise for Bishop Edward Deliman, whose retirement as auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia Pope Francis accepted May 13.

On Earth Day, Archbishop Perez cites ‘duty to protect environment’

In his April 22 statement, the archbishop called for more creation care teams in parishes and schools to preserve the Earth "especially for future generations."

Archbishop Perez sends greetings for Passover

In his letter to the Jewish community, the archbishop said the feast of Passover reminds everyone that the Father will liberate all of us and that He guides us on the pathway to true freedom.

Archbishop Perez greets Muslim community on Ramadan

As Muslims throughout the Philadelphia region begin the month of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, the archbishop prayed that Muslims would "bring serenity, joy, and prosperity" to all.