May 17, 2022

Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Racially Motivated Shooting in Buffalo, New York

This weekend, I participated in the Concert for Unity, sponsored by our Archdiocesan Commission on Racial Healing.

May 13, 2022

Pope Francis Accepts the Retirement Of Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman—Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

At noon Roman time today, Pope Francis announced from the Vatican that he has accepted the retirement of Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia.

February 28, 2022

Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez on the Death of Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Erie

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Erie.

February 24, 2022

Statement Of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding The Invasion Of Ukraine

Like so many of you, my heart aches with deep sorrow. The recent invasion of Ukraine is something we had hoped and prayed would be avoided.

February 24, 2022

Declaración del arzobispo Nelson J. Pérez sobre la invasión de Ucrania

Como muchos de ustedes, siento una profunda tristeza en mi corazón. La reciente invasión de Ucrania es algo que esperábamos y orábamos para que fuera evitada.

January 14, 2022

Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez on the Observance of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

On Monday, we will commemorate the extraordinary life of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., a man of uncommon and extraordinary courage.

January 5, 2022

Statement Of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Devastating Row Home Fire in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Neighborhood

Like many of you, I have been following the heartbreaking local news this morning about a devastating house fire in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia that claimed more than a dozen lives.

December 13, 2021

Declaración Del Arzobispo Nelson J. Pérez Sobre Los Devastadores Tornados

«Después de la devastación causada por los recientes tornados que arrasaron el sur y el medio oeste, muchos de nuestros hermanos y hermanas están de luto por la pérdida de sus seres queridos y luchando con enormes dificultades. En nombre del clero, religiosos y fieles laicos de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia, pido  solidaridad con los […]

December 13, 2021

Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Devastating Tornadoes through the South and Midwest

“Following the devastation caused by the recent tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest, so many of our brothers and sisters are mourning the loss of loved ones and struggling with immense hardship. In the name of the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I ask that we stand in […]