Wilton Gregory Bio | Wiki
Wilton Gregory is a prelate of the Catholic Church. He is currently the Archbishop of Washington. Previously, from 2005 to 2019, he was the Archbishop of Atlanta, from 1994 to 2004, the Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, and the Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago from 1983 to 1994.
Additionally, he was president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 2001 to 2004. He was named Archbishop of Atlanta in 2004 in one of Pope John Paul II’s last episcopal appointments before Pope’s death. Pope Francis raised him to the rank of a cardinal at a consistory held in Rome on November 28, 2020. He is the first African-American cardinal.
Wilton Gregory Age
Gregory was born on December 7, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is 74 years old.
Wilton Gregory Height
Gregory is a man of average stature. He stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).
Wilton Gregory Family
Gregory was born in Chicago, Illinois. His mother was called Ethel and his father, Wilton Gregory. Gregory has two sisters, Elaine and Claudia. His parents divorced when he was young, and his grandmother, Etta Mae Duncan, moved in at their home on the South Side.
Wilton Gregory Education
Gregory was enrolled at St. Carthage Grammar School In 1958, where he became a priest before he converted to Catholicism. He was baptized and received his First Communion in 1959. Gregory was then confirmed by Bishop Raymond P. Hillinger later that year and graduated from St. Carthage in 1961.
After graduation, Gregory attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary South and Niles College in Chicago, and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. He completed a doctorate in the liturgy (SLD) at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome, after ordination.
Wilton Gregory Bishop
On October 31, 1983, Gregory was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and Titular Bishop of Oliva. He received his episcopal consecration on December 13 from Cardinal Bernardin, together with Bishops Alfred Abramowicz and Nevin Hayes, O.Carm., serving as co-consecrators.
On December 29, 1993, Gregory was appointed by Pope John Paul II, the seventh Bishop of Belleville, he was installed on February 10, 1994, where he served for the next eleven years.
Wilton Gregory Mansion
When he was archbishop of Atlanta, Gregory apologized for building a multimillion-dollar home with money earmarked for charitable use. Anger erupted over Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s $2.2 million mansion. The mansion is in one of the city’s priciest neighborhoods.
Wilton Gregory Cardinal
Archbishop Gregory was named on October 25, 2020, by Pope Francis as one of thirteen new cardinals from around the world. Gregory was raised by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals in a November 28, 2020 Consistory in Rome.
Wilton Gregory Archbishop
On December 9, 2004, Bishop Gregory was appointed, by Pope Saint John Paul II as the sixth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where he was later installed on January 17, 2005. Pope Francis appointed Gregory as the seventh Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington on April 4, 2019. He was then installed on May 21, 2019.
Wilton Gregory Atlanta
In one of Pope John Paul II’s last episcopal appointments, before his death, he named Bishop Gregory the seventh Archbishop of Atlanta on December 9, 2004. His installation took place on January 17, 2005.
Wilton Gregory Washington Dc
On April 4, 2019, Gregory was named Archbishop of Washington by Pope Francis. He was installed later on May 21, 2019. The archdiocese consists of 139 parishes in the District of Columbia and the Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Saint Mary’s.
Is Wilton Gregory A Cardinal
Gregory was named On October 25, 2020, by Pope Francis among the thirteen new cardinals from around the world. Gregory was raised by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals in a November 28, 2020 Consistory in Rome.
Who Is Archbishop Gregory
Archbishop is a prelate of the Catholic Church. He is currently the Archbishop of Washington.