March 29, 2019
By Shelia Poole
The Catholic News Agency is reporting that Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, 71, will be named the new archbishop of Washington, D.C.
According to the CNA, Pope Francis is expected to make an announcement as early as next week. The pontiff is facing a church crisis over the sexual abuse scandals in the United States and overseas.The Archdiocese of Atlanta could not be reached for comment. Gregory is the sixth Archbishop of Atlanta.Related: Atlanta archdiocese releases names of those “credibly” accused of abuse He would succeed Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C. Pope Francis accepted Wuerl’s resignation last year. He is the former bishop of Pittsburgh.
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