Wilton Daniel Gregory is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who is the archbishop of Washington, US. Pope Francis elevated him to the rank of cardinal on November 28, 2020. He is the first African-American cardinal.He was the auxiliary bishop of Chicago from 1983 to 1994; the bishop of Belleville, Illinois, from 1994 to 2004; and the archbishop of Atlanta, from 2005 to 2019. He was the first Black president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2001 to 2004, when the USCCB issued the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" in response to Roman Catholic sex abuse cases.
Wilton Daniel Gregory
|Archbishop of Washington|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||April 4, 2019|
|Installed||May 21, 2019|
|Predecessor||Donald William Wuerl|
|Other post(s)||Apostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas (2020-2021)|
Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa (2020-)
|Ordination||May 9, 1973|
by John Cody
|Consecration||December 13, 1983|
by Joseph Bernardin
|Created cardinal||November 28, 2020|
by Pope Francis
Wilton Daniel Gregory
December 7, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Denomination||Catholic (Latin Church)|
Wilton Gregory, Sr.
|Motto||We are the Lord's|
|Coat of arms|
American Roman Catholic clergyman who was installed as the Archbishop of Atlanta in 2005.
He has two sisters.
He earned a doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome in 1980.
As the President of the USCCB from 2001 to 2004, he was the first African American ever to head an episcopal conference.
He was named Archbishop of Atlanta in 2004 in one of Pope John Paul II's last episcopal appointments before his death.
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● Wilton Daniel Gregory was born on December 7, 1947 (age 74) in Illinois, United States ● He is a celebrity religious leader ● He attended Saint Joseph College Seminary, Loyola University Chicago, University of St Mary of the Lake
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