Archbishop Pérez Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Statement following the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin

“The anguish, grief, and fear that consumed our country last spring following the tragic and disturbing death of George Floyd was overwhelming. In the immediate aftermath, old wounds were ripped wide open as the mortal sin of racism cut through our communities.

As a people of faith, Catholics believe that every life holds value and should be treated with dignity. In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I share in the continued pain and sadness felt by so many.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT.

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