Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will host a news conference this morning to announce that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez as the 14th Bishop and 10th Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Concurrently, the Holy Father has also appointed Archbishop Chaput to serve as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the Installation of Archbishop-elect Perez.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (Auditorium)
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Archbishop-elect Perez’s Mass of Installation will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 2:00 p.m.
Bishop Perez, 58, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1989. He served here for many years at the parish level with a keen focus on ministry to Hispanic Catholics before being named an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 2012.
In July 2017, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Perez to serve as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. Two photos of Archbishop-elect Perez, along with a brief biography, are attached courtesy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The news conference will be streamed live beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Editor’s Note: For more information about the Diocese of Cleveland, please visit https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/.
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