Wilton Gregory Archbishop, Bio, Wiki, Age, Cardinal, Washington Dc and Atlanta

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Wilton Gregory Biography and Wiki

Wilton Gregory ( Wilton Daniel Gregory) is a prelate of the Catholic Church currently the Archbishop of Washington. As of 2005 to 2019, he served as the Archbishop of Atlanta, as from 1994 to 2004, the Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago as of 1983 to 1994. He as well served as the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 2001 to 2004.

He got to be named Archbishop of Atlanta in 2004 in one of Pope John Paul II’s last episcopal appointments before Pope’s death. Pope Francis got him a cardinal at a consistory held in Rome on November 28, 2020 and became the first African-American cardinal.

Wilton Gregory Age

Gregory was born on December 7, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Wilton Gregory Height and Weight

Gregory stands tall at a height of 5 ft 7 in. (Approx. 1.7 m). He also has an average body weight.

Wilton Gregory Family

Gregory was born to his mother Ethel and his father, Wilton Gregory. He was raised up along with his two sisters, Elaine and Claudia. His parents divorced when he was still young, and his grandmother, Etta Mae Duncan, moved in at their home on the South Side.

Wilton Gregory Education

Gregory joined St. Carthage Grammar School In 1958 and became a priest before he converted to Catholicism. He got baptized and earned his First Communion in 1959. He was then confirmed by Bishop Raymond P. Hillinger later that year hegraduated from St. Carthage in 1961.

He then joined Quigley Preparatory Seminary South and Niles College in Chicago and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He completed his doctorate in the liturgy (SLD) at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome, after ordination.

Wilton Gregory Bishop

Gregory got to be appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and Titular Bishop of Oliva on October 31, 1983, he earned his episcopal consecration on December 13 from Cardinal Bernardin, along with Bishops Alfred Abramowicz and Nevin Hayes, O.Carm., serving as co-consecrators.

On December 29, 1993, he got to be named by Pope John Paul II, the seventh Bishop of Belleville and was installed on February 10, 1994, where he served for the next eleven years.

Wilton Gregory Mansion

While he was archbishop of Atlanta, he apologized for building a multimillion-dollar home with money that was for charitable use. Anger erupted over Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s $2.2 million mansions. The mansion is in one of the city’s priciest neighborhoods.

Wilton Gregory Cardinal

Archbishop Gregory got to be named on October 25, 2020, by Pope Francis named one of thirteen new cardinals around the world. He was raised by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals in a November 28, 2020 Consistory in Rome.

Wilton Gregory Archbishop

Bishop Gregory got to be appointed, by Pope Saint John Paul II as the sixth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta on December 9, 2004 and he was later installed on January 17, 2005. Pope Francis appointed his the seventh Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington on April 4, 2019 andwas then installed on May 21, 2019.

Wilton Gregory Atlanta

The later Pope John Paul II’s last episcopal appointments, before his death, he apointed Bishop Gregory the seventh Archbishop of Atlanta on December 9, 2004 and his installation took place on January 17, 2005.

Wilton Gregory Washington Dc

, Gregory was named Archbishop of Washington by Pope Francis on April 4, 2019 and was installed later on May 21, 2019. The archdiocese is of of 139 parishes in the District of Columbia and the Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Saint Mary’s.

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