“I offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop-designate Nelson J. Perez on his appointment by Pope Francis as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.
“I am delighted for Archbishop-designate Perez. He is an excellent choice, and has many gifts to offer the Archdiocese and the Province. I am very much looking forward to working with him.” The Province comprises the dioceses in Pennsylvania.
“I also offer my heartfelt thanks to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput for his leadership over these past eight years, and I wish him well in retirement. I thank Archbishop Chaput for his service to the Province, and for his kindness to me personally.”