According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new head of the Catholic Church in Washington D.C.
The 71 year old becomes the first African-American to lead the most influential position in the US Church, and is likely to be made a cardinal eligible to vote on the next pope after Francis either dies or resigns.
Reuters reports that both of the previous two holders of the post have been involved with sexual abuse scandals.
Pope Francis on Thursday named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new archbishop of Washington D.C., choosing a moderate, and the first African-American, to lead the archdiocese that has become..
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According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church's highest U.S. position, looking to end a disturbing trend after the two previous men..