Tag: Pope Francis

Wilton Gregory Is Now the First African American Appointed a Cardinal in the Catholic Church

Photo: Andrew Harnik (AP) The Catholic Church has elected Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. to the rank of cardinal, making him the first African American in history to hold that title. Advertisement Gregory was elevated to a cardinal in an installation ceremony held in Rome over the weekend, reports CNN.  From CNN: Gregory, 72, […]

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Wilton Gregory Has Become the First African American Cardinal in the Catholic Church

Photo: Andrew Harnik (AP) The Catholic Church has elected Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. to the rank of cardinal, making him the first African American in history to hold that title. Advertisement Gregory was elevated to a cardinal in an installation ceremony held in Rome over the weekend, reports CNN.  From CNN: Gregory, 72, […]

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Pope Francis Shouts Out NBA Players for Their Work in Addressing Racial Injustice: ‘You’re Champions’

In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, Pope Francis attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome.Photo: Gregorio Borgia (AP) When the NBA made its triumphant return in July after COVID-19 tried its best to steal our joy, it looked like nothing we’d ever seen before. […]

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‘Reprehensible’: How Wilton Gregory, The First Black American Cardinal, Has Reacted To Trump

Source: STEPHEN JAFFE / Getty Religion can now be added to the growing list of areas experiencing racial reckonings after Pope Francis announced this weekend that an African American was among the 13 people who have been promoted to the Catholic Church‘s rank of cardinal. That will make Wilton Gregory, an archbishop based in Washington, […]

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