Wilton D. Gregory, the new archbishop of Washington, is the Roman Catholic Church’s first Black American cardinal. Pope Francis today attended a consistory ceremony for 13 bishops at the Vatican. MORE: PHOTOS: 📷: AP
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NEW: Just before Pres. Trump arrived at Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the nation's most senior African American bishop, issued a blistering statement, saying the Shrine was being "misused" by Trump.
DC's 1st Black archbishop, Wilton Gregory, slammed President Trump for visiting the John Paul II shrine, saying it was being "misused and manipulated." He said the late pope would never condone tear gas to "silence" or "intimidate [protesters] for a photo opportunity."