Archbishop Pérez’s Statements and Pastoral Messages
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.
Today, we commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. As Catholics, this moment on the calendar is an important reminder that as beneficiaries of God’s creation, we have a duty to protect the environment and its impact on humanity, especially the poor and vulnerable who are sadly and frequently overlooked.
Dear Friends of the Muslim Faith Tradition,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
«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 […]
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 […]