Cardinal-elect Gregory: a pastor shaped by a “wonderful legacy of faith”

Washington DC’s Archbishop speaks about how he heard about his appointment as a Cardinal and about the “wonderful legacy of faith” that has shaped him as a Catholic of African-American descent.

By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp

October 25 will forever be etched in Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory’s personal history as well as that of 13 other clerics, prelates and other local Churches.

It would have been just past 7 am in Washington, D.C., when the Holy Father announced his intention to elevate that city’s Archbishop to the College of Cardinals.

Cardinal-designate Gregory spoke with Vatican News about how he heard the news, what his first thoughts were, how he hopes to represent his fellow African-Americans and how the various places in which he has lived and work have shaped his pastoral ministry.

read more: Vatican News