In the wake of oppression and civil unrest in Cuba, Archbishop Pérez has asked all people of good will to stand up in support of the island nation, its people, and all those in anguish. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, of Cuban-American heritage, will be the principal celebrate and homilist at a Mass of Solidarity for Cuba and the Cuban people following recent protests on the island nation.
Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will concelebrate. Sunday, August 8, 2021 6:30 p.m. Holy Innocents Church 1337 East Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19124 Music will be provided by Cuban classical pianist and composer, Tony Sala and soprano, Tina Fernandes. Archbishop Pérez, joined other Cuban-American bishops in expressing support to the Cuban people. In a joined statement they said, “We, Cuban-American bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban people in their quest for responses to their human rights and needs.
We are deeply troubled by the aggressive reaction of the government to the peaceful manifestations, recognizing that ‘violence engenders violence.’….We stand in solidarity with those detained because they have voiced their opinions. We pray for their families and call for their immediate release.” All are welcomed to attend. A video of the Mass will be posted at a later date to Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/).