A Look at Archbishop Nelson Perez’s New Role in Philadelphia

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Taking Philadelphia by storm is their new Archbishop, Nelson Perez.

The former Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and head of the Diocese of Cleveland was installed as Philadelphia’s archbishop almost two weeks ago. 

He is Philadelphia’s first Hispanic archbishop. According to catholicphilly.com, there are an estimated 82,000 Catholics in the archdiocese who are of Latino or Hispanic origin.

Among the U.S. bishops, Archbishop Perez is also the Chairman of their Committee on Cultural Diversity, and was very involved with the V Encuentro, a process that looked to increase Hispanic ministry in the Church. 

Archbishop Perez Currents News from Philadelphia to talk about his new role, the Church in Philadelphia today and how he plans to minister to the Pennsylvania community.