Pope Francis names Wilton Gregory a Cardinal — first African American

ROME — Pope Francis said on Sunday that Wilton Gregory — the archbishop of Washington and an architect of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church’s zero-tolerance policy in response to its clerical sexual abuse crisis — would be elevated to cardinal, making him the first African-American to hold such a position. The archbishop is one of 13 new cardinals announced on Sunday, according to the New York Times

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