Wilton Daniel Gregory facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHis Excellency, The Most Reverend Wilton Daniel Gregory
|Cardinal, Archbishop of Washington|
|Appointed||April 4, 2019|
|Enthroned||May 21, 2019|
|Predecessor||Donald William Wuerl|
|Ordination||May 9, 1973|
|Consecration||December 13, 1983
by Joseph Bernardin, Alfred Leo Abramowicz, and Nevin William Hayes
December 7, 1947 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Parents||Ethel and Gregory Wilton, Sr.|
|Motto||We are the Lord's|
|Coat of arms|
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.
On October 25, 2020, Pope Francis announced he would raise him to the status of cardinal on November 28, 2020. He is the first African American Catholic Cardinal.
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Archbishop Gregory celebrates Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after being installed as the Archbishop of Washington on May 21, 2019
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