Archbishop Pérez’s Statements and Pastoral Messages
Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. on the Death of Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, Bishop Emeritus of Allentown
I was deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, Bishop Emeritus of Allentown.
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Letter to the Muslim Faith Community on Eid al-Fitr
On behalf of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, I extend prayerful greetings as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr! May you be filled with peace and joy as you conclude Ramadan’s month long vigil of fasting, prayer, and works of mercy.
Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding the Death of Most Reverend James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton
I was saddened to learn of the death of Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, on Easter Sunday.
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Letter to the Jewish Community at Passover
Together with the people of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, I send warm greetings as you celebrate the holy days of Passover!
Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Following Hospitalization of Pope Francis
I was saddened to see the information released by the Vatican a short time ago that Pope Francis has been hospitalized with a respiratory infection and is expected to remain in treatment for several days. I ask the bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and lay faithful of the Church of Philadelphia to join their hearts and […]
Letter from Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to the Our Mother Of Consolation Parish Community
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, My heart dropped with deep sorrow when I learned of the fire that tore through the Our Mother of Consolation School building on Tuesday afternoon. This moment is challenging in many ways and I know it comes with a great deal of pain and anxiety for all of you. […]
Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez on the One-Year Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
One year ago today, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. Peace was shattered. Unnecessary pain and anguish were unleashed. As a society, our hearts are heavy with sadness to witness the ongoing conflict and the senseless loss of so many innocent lives.
Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding the Death of Most Reverend David O’Connell, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the murder of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles this weekend.
Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Regarding the Death of Temple University Police Officer Christopher Fitzgerald
“I was deeply saddened to learn that Temple University Police Officer Christopher Fitzgerald was shot and killed in the line of duty on Saturday night.”
Letter from Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to the Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Community
I have seen the deep pain and suffering within the Saint Hubert’s community over the past few days with a heavy heart.