Former Pastor at St. Agnes Parish in West Chester Appointed New Archbishop of Philadelphia

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Bishop Nelson Perez, a former pastor of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester, has been appointed the new Archbishop of Philadelphia, according to a report from

His predecessor, Archbishop Charles Chaput, who has been heading the Archdiocese for the last nine years, turned 75 last September. According to canon law, that is the age bishops are required to turn in their resignation to the Pope.

Perez will be installed as Archbishop of Philadelphia on Feb. 18.

Perez was ordained in 1989 after he earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

He was the pastor at St. Agnes from 2009 to 2012.

Read more about Nelson Perez at here.

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