Wilton Gregory Made Cardinal Jose Luis Magana 2019

Pope Francis announced the selection of 13 new cardinals Sunday, including the first African-American in history, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. He is a former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Atlanta. Black Americans make up only about 5% of the U.S. Church, so they have waited a long time for their own cardinal and rejoicing was sure to follow the announcement. Gregory is widely praised across society for his efforts to resolve the clergy sexual abuse crisis and to upgrade the Church’s efforts to combat racism. Above: greeting parishioners outside St. Matthew’s Cathedral last year after Mass. (Jose Luis Magana/AP, 2019)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.