Wilton Daniel Gregory

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Wilton Daniel Gregory
Archbishop of Washington
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Gregory in 2020
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
AppointedApril 4, 2019
InstalledMay 21, 2019
PredecessorDonald William Wuerl
Other postsApostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas (2020-)
Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa (2020-)
OrdinationMay 9, 1973
by John Cody
ConsecrationDecember 13, 1983
by Joseph Bernardin
Created cardinalNovember 28, 2020
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Birth nameWilton Daniel Gregory
Born (1947-12-07) December 7, 1947 (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DenominationCatholic (Latin Church)
ResidenceWashington, D.C.
ParentsEthel Duncan
Wilton Gregory, Sr.
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Alma mater
MottoWe are the Lord's
Coat of armsWilton Daniel Gregory's coat of arms
Styles of
Wilton Daniel Gregory
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Wilton Daniel Gregory (born December 7, 1947) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who is the Archbishop of Washington. He was the Archbishop of Atlanta, from 2005 to 2019, the Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, from 1994 to 2004.

He was the Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago from 1983 to 1994. He was president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 2001 to 2004.

On October 25, 2020, Pope Francis announced he would raise him to the status of cardinal on November 28, 2020.[1] He is the first African American Catholic Cardinal.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Khalil, Ashraf (2019-05-21). "Pope appoints America's first African American cardinal, D.C.'s Wilton Gregory". The Washington Post| Democracy Dies in Darkness. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. Horowitz, Jason (October 25, 2020). "Pope Francis Appoints First African-American Cardinal". New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2020.