The Archdiocese of Philadelphia rejoices to welcome one of her own sons back home as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia, Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez. He will be installed as archbishop Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
"Nelson J. Perez was born in Miami, Florida, on June 16, 1961 to David and Emma Perez and is the brother of the late Dr. David Perez and Louis Martin Perez. He was raised in West New York, NJ. Archbishop Perez earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 1983. He entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where he earned Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees in..." Click here to read Archbishop Perez' full biography