Pope Francis appoints first Black American cardinal

Gregory served three times as the head of the U.S. Conference of Bishops.

10/25/2020 7:31:00 PM

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Wilton Gregory as first Black American cardinal.

Gregory served three times as the head of the U.S. Conference of Bishops.

would “not condone the use of tear gas and other deterrents to silence, scatter or intimidate them for a photo opportunity in front of a place of worship and peace.”Pope Francis made the surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter's Square. He said they would be elevated to the rank of cardinal on Nov. 28.

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Download theNBC News appfor breaking news and politicsThe Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan friar and long-time papal preacher at the Vatican was among the other new cardinals, along with Rwandan Archbishop Antoine Kambanda and Archbishop Jose Feurte Advincula from the Philippines.

Chilean Archbishop Celestino Aos will also be elevated, along with Franciscan Friar Mauro Gambetti, in charge of the Sacred Convent in Assisi.When elected in 2013, the pope chose St. Francis of Assisi as his namesake saint, and earlier this month, he journeyed to that hill town in Umbria to sign an encyclical, or important church teaching document, about brotherhood.

New cardinals under the age of 80 will join fellow cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff in a secret conclave.RomanCatholic Churchrules usually limit the number of cardinal electors to 120 but popes have bent that limit by naming more.No details were immediately given by the Vatican about the concistory or the formal ceremony to make the churchmen cardinals.

But it could be some time in view of travel restrictions involving many countries during the coronavirus pandemic.The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report. Read more: MSNBC »

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I'm an atheist, but I still think this is good. Congrats In 2020? WTF!? took a long time for the Catholic Church to make an effort to bring some equality / diversity to their congregation. And accepted and applauded by blind believer’s same way with pedophilia ! As a non-Christian, I can state emphatically that this is my favorite Pope in my lifetime.

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Pope Francis Names Wilton Gregory as First Black American CardinalCardinal-designate Gregory’s promotion reinforces his standing as a major Black American leader at a time when the U.S. is debating the legacy of historic racism and many across the country are demonstrating for racial justice. Yeah because he clearly deserves it over me. Corrupt as shit catholic Vatican. Pontifex Excellent, Papa. Anything to get attention away from this.

Pope Francis appoints America's first Black cardinal, Wilton GregoryLast year, Wilton Gregory made history as Washington, DC's first African-American archbishop. On Sunday, Pope Francis tapped him to become America's first Black cardinal. Stop treating black people like they aren't capable of making it on their own. We are all humans with the same capabilities. Stop keeping our black brothers and sisters down! I can’t help but like the new Pope. He has courage to take on the system he inherited. Perhaps not hard enough to some people’s liking. But still, kudos for the small attempts. He dissed Pompeo recently. Respect. Why is a surprise? He earned this. Bad headline.

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Pope names new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's futurePope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday, including nine who are eligible to enter a conclave to elect his successor after his death or resignation. This Pontifex did not condemned the barbarians leftist which put fires on churches in Chile. This is also his stamps and legacy. I like this shot ! I don't know why .. 13 communists