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Leaders react to the elevation of the first African-American cardinal

Figures from around the world react to Pope Francis' appointment of the Catholic Church's first-ever African-American cardinal, Wilton Daniel Gregory.

With history now having officially been made, figures and institutions from around the country and world showed love to the newest American cardinal—the first Black Catholic one from the United States.

Mayor of DC.
Cardinal archbishop of Chicago.
Oldest Black Catholic church (and school in DC). The "Mother Church of Black Catholics".

See the rest of our coverage of Cardinal Gregory here.


Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder of Black Catholic Messenger, a priesthood applicant with the Josephites, and a ThM student w/ the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA).


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