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New Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Inspired by Adrian Dominican Teachers

May 15, 2019, Washington, D.C. – Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta will be installed as the new Archbishop of Washington, D.C., a key See in the United States, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. During a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing the decision by Pope Francis, Archbishop Gregory credited Adrian Dominican teachers at St. Carthage Grammar School in Chicago with inspiring him to convert to Catholicism. 

After being ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1973, he was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in 1983; the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, in 1994; and as the sixth Archbishop of Atlanta in 2005. He served as President of the United States Catholic Conference (USCCB) from 2001 to 2004.

Read the Catholic Standard article by Mark Zimmermann here and watch the press conference in Washington, D.C. His remarks about the Adrian Dominican Sisters begin at about 25:25.

 


 

 

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