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Wilton D. Gregory Says His First Mass as Cardinal-Designate at Historic Maryland Church. currentsnews Cardinal-Designate Wilton D. Gregory was ordained an auxiliary bishop in 1983 after earning his …More
Wilton D. Gregory Says His First Mass as Cardinal-Designate at Historic Maryland Church.

currentsnews Cardinal-Designate Wilton D. Gregory was ordained an auxiliary bishop in 1983 after earning his doctorate in Sacred Liturgy in Rome. He was then appointed as the bishop of Belleville, Illinois in 1994. Ten years later, Pope John Paul II named him the sixth archbishop of Atlanta. In 2019, after being named by Pope Francis, he became the seventh archbishop in Washington D.C. As the soon-to-be cardinal continues to make history, Currents News takes a quick look back at his life.