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
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.
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