Archbishop Perez's messages

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.

Basilica terrorist attack ‘simply evil,’ says Archbishop

In an Oct. 30 statement, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez denounced the Oct. 29 stabbings at Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice that left three dead, and offered prayers for victims and their families.

Violence deepens wounds of Walter Wallace death, says Archbishop Pérez

In an Oct. 30 statement, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez expressed his sorrow over the tragic police-related killing of a Philadelphia man, while urging peaceful approaches to "issues and questions that need to be addressed."

Archbishop Pérez says ‘fully formed consciences’ essential for voting

In an Oct. 29 statement, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez urged faithful to study a newly revised U.S. bishops' document on faithful citizenship, and to "make (their) voices heard on Election Day."

Archbishop Pérez calls cardinal’s appointment source of hope, joy

Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory, the first African-American cardinal, is a "faithful shepherd of great energy and wisdom," said Archbishop Nelson Pérez in an Oct. 27 statement.