- Apr 16, 2021
Pope Francis named Archbishop Nelson J. Perez of Philadelphia as a member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
The 798 students of Msgr. Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, both in person and virtually, welcomed Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez for a Mass and tour of the school in suburban Drexel Hill Feb. 24.
Declining enrollment and underutilized buildings are causing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close two high schools at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Police say they have identified a suspect but charges have been deferred in the case of an assault on a woman who had just finished a reading during Mass at a Catholic church in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Philadelphia’s archbishop called it a “senseless act of aggression” after a woman who had finished a reading at a Catholic church was punched as she left the altar.
Responding to growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez March 17 announced suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia until further notice, effective at noon March 18.
Father Donald P. Oleksiak has been elected administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland by the diocese’s college of consultors following the appointment of Archbishop Nelson J. Perez as the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.