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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Bishop Nelson J. Perez to succeed Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
January 2020
© 2020 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland as Philadelphia's new Archbishop on the 23 of January, this year. Archbishop-Elect Perez has a Masters in Divinity from St. Charles Seminary. He entered the priesthood in May of 1989, and rose in the ranks of Church hierarchy, presiding as the 11th Bishop of Cleveland since Sept. 5, 2017.

Archbishop Perez will be installed as Archbishop of Philadelphia on the eighteenth of February, 2020.