Archbishop Perez's messages

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.

Archbishop Perez issues pastoral letter on Pentecost 2020

In a message released May 28 before the feast of Pentecost Sunday, May 31, Archbishop Nelson Perez writes that "it is time for all to Come Home, renewed by the Holy Spirit!"

Archbishop Perez’s blessing for the Class of 2020

Listen to the Archbishop's message or read the text as he prays for this year's school graduates.