Archbishop Perez's messages

Archbishop Pérez, other Cuban American bishops call for solidarity, prayer, aid to Cuba

Following protests in the Caribbean nation due to a lack of vaccines and poverty, the archbishop and three fellow bishops said July 13 they "join in solidarity with the Cuban people" as they seek "responses to their human rights and needs."

Archbishop Pérez calls for prayers for those affected in condo collapse

The archbishop in a statement asked all in the Philadelphia Archdiocese to "stand in prayerful solidarity" with those who mourn the victims of the building collapse in Florida, and with first responders.

Archbishop: Court’s ruling a ‘clear affirmation of First Amendment rights’

"Today’s decision from our nation’s highest court is a profound one that rings loudly in Philadelphia and reverberates throughout the country," said Archbishop Nelson Perez on the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the archdiocese and its foster care ministry.

Archbishop launches ‘Nothing Compares to Being There’ initiative

"Now, as the pandemic wanes and restrictions are lifting, I invite all the faithful of the Archdiocese to make their way back to the in-person celebration of the Mass," the archbishop said in a pastoral letter on Pentecost.

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."