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A historic day in the Catholic Church as @Pontifex  elevates @WashArchbishop  to Cardinal. Wilton Gregory is the 1st Black American to receive a red hat.

Watch: Vatican elevates D.C. archbishop Wilton Gregory to cardinal, the first Black American in Catholic history to reach that rank

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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Archbishop Wilton Gregory is in quarantine in Rome, just hours away from making history as the South Side native will become the first Black American cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church tomorrow.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington D.C. will make history tomorrow. Pope Francis will formally add Wilton Gregory to the College of Cardinals — the first Black American to hold that rank. @cLivesay  spoke to Gregory, and joins us from Rome.

At the end of November, Pope Francis will officially make Wilton Gregory the first Black cardinal of the American Catholic Church. @annenbcnews  introduces us to the soon-to-be cardinal.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory becomes the first Black American cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. via @NBCNews 

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In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Taneytown is hosting an event Saturday to honor five African American Civil War soldiers buried at St Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, @CCTNews  reports.

During the Jim Crow era, schools administered by the African American sisterhoods became the first Catholic institutions to teach and celebrate black history and art in the United States. on and nuns via @BlkNunHistorian  #BlackHistoryMonth2020  @catholic_sf 

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At least 11 U.S. Catholics have been recognized as saints, but none are black. The Rev. Augustus Tolton, who is believed to be the first black American Catholic priest, is now one step closer to the designation.

The path to sainthood for the Rev. Augustus Tolton, a former slave and Chicagoan, advanced to the pope's doorstep last month. Tolton, who died in 1897, was the first acknowledged black Catholic priest in American history.

New video shows the Catholic boys were targeted by the Native American activists and the black protesters spewing homophobic slurs. Why didn't the Mainstream Media report this part of the story?

Yes, Students at Catholic School in Native American Controversy Wore Black Face Paint to Events

Covington Catholic High School shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week.

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