Welcome Archbishop Perez

Philadelphia’s new archbishop sounds call to ‘welcome the outcast’

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez placed a mark of familiarity on the formality of rites in the Mass that installed him as the new archbishop of Philadelphia Feb. 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Welcome home, Padre Nelson

Long before Archbishop Nelson PĂ©rez was a bishop, he was simply "Padre Nelson" to the Flores and Negron families, even teaching the kids a few tricks on guitar. They returned the favor on Feb. 18 by playing at his installation Mass for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

New archbishop faces headwinds and hope on immigration

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez will lead an archdiocese where immigrants make up between 10-15% of the population. From local to global levels, migration will remain a key issue for years to come.

Watch the installation Mass for Archbishop Perez

Our live video of the installation ceremony today, Feb. 18 for Archbishop Nelson J. Perez as the 10th Archbishop of Philadelphia begins at 1:40 p.m. The Mass starts at 2 p.m. -- watch it here and see full coverage immediately following.

Deacon credits Archbishop Perez with jump-starting vocation

Ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2014, Bill Moser said that his onetime pastor at St. William confirmed his call by asking a simple question: "What are you waiting for?"

New archbishop faces headwinds and hope on immigration

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez will lead an archdiocese where immigrants make up between 10-15% of the population. From local to global levels, migration will remain a key issue for years to come.

Archbishop Perez greets his new flock

After being named the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop-elect Nelson J. Perez recorded his thoughts on returning to the church "that formed and ordained him."

Hispanic Catholics welcome one of their own as shepherd

As the more than 82,000 Spanish-language faithful in the archdiocese prepare to welcome Archbishop Nelson Perez, they're also eager to reach a new generation while preserving their distinct cultures.

Archbishop Perez returns to ‘place of peace’ in Phila. visit

On his first public stop since being named the next archbishop of Philadelphia, Archbishop-elect Nelson Perez visited the Shrine of St. John Neumann with Archbishop Chaput and met students from St. Peter the Apostle School.

Archbishop Perez returns to roots at Casa del Carmen

On Jan. 24, the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia toured the North Philadelphia ministry site where he had spent a decade serving the area's Latino community.