Archbishop Perez's messages
Archbishop Pérez welcomes new papal encyclical
"Fratelli Tutti," released Oct. 4 by Pope Francis, is "a profound and beautiful teaching document" emphasizing "we are all brothers and sisters made in the image and likeness of God," said the archbishop.
Archbishop Pérez extends greetings to Jews on Yom Kippur
The holy day calls for "prayer and deep personal reflection before the Father," the archbishop wrote in a letter. "These themes resonate strongly with your Catholic sisters and brothers."
Archbishop Pérez offers Jewish community Rosh Hashanah greeting
On the occasion of the Jewish new year this Friday, Archbishop Nelson Perez echoed Pope Francis' prayer that God would strengthen "the cordial bonds of friendship" between Catholics and Jews.
Archbishop urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Laura
In the wake of the deadly storm, which has killed at least 30, Archbishop Nelson Pérez asks that the Lord "pour out his comfort and mercy upon all of those affected."
Assault at Cathedral ‘senseless act of aggression,’ says archbishop
Following an Aug. 23 attack on a lector during Mass, Archbishop Nelson Pérez said that "violence has no place in our world" and called for prayers and respect.
Help ‘strong and proud people of Beirut,’ archbishop urges
Following the explosion this week in Lebanon's capital that left some 137 dead and 300,000 homeless, Archbishop Nelson Perez urged aid and prayers "during this time of sorrow and devastation."
Archbishop offers prayers, best wishes to new Cleveland bishop
Bishop Edward C. Malesic brings "vast administrative expertise and a priestly heart" to the people of the Diocese of Cleveland, who remain dear to Archbishop Nelson Pérez.
There is much work to be done, but the American dream endures
Although America may appear broken, the American dream has not been shattered, writes Archbishop Perez in an Independence Day message. It is up to each of us to live out that dream and to help our brothers and sisters to do the same.
Archbishop Perez releases videos to wrap up academic year
The archbishop thanked students, graduates, parents, teachers and school administrators for their resilience during an unprecedented time.
Archbishop offers prayers, denounces racism in death of Minnesota man
The May 25 death of George Floyd while in police restraint is a "stark reminder that the vile evil of racism has not been stamped out," and that all of us are responsible for ensuring it is, writes Archbishop Perez.