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His Excellency, The Most Reverend Wilton Daniel Gregory
Cardinal, Archbishop of Washington
Wilton Gregory
Archdiocese Washington
Appointed April 4, 2019
Enthroned May 21, 2019
Predecessor Donald William Wuerl
Orders
Ordination May 9, 1973
Consecration December 13, 1983
by Joseph Bernardin, Alfred Leo Abramowicz, and Nevin William Hayes
Personal details
Born December 7, 1947 (1947-12-07) (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Denomination Catholic
Residence Washington, D.C.
Parents Ethel and Gregory Wilton, Sr.
Occupation Archbishop, Clergyman
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  • Archbishop of Atlanta
    (2005–2019)
  • Bishop of Belleville
    (1993–2004)
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
    (1983–93)
  • Titular Bishop of Oliva
    (1983–93)
Alma mater
  • Niles College
  • University of St. Mary of the Lake
  • Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm
Motto We are the Lord's
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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. He is the first African American Catholic Cardinal.


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