Pope Francis Names Wilton Gregory as First African American Cardinal

HeadlineOct 26, 2020

Pope Francis named Washington, D.C., Archbishop Wilton Gregory as one of 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals. He will become the first African American to hold the rank. Gregory spoke out against police brutality and racism following the police killing of George Floyd in May. In June, the archbishop blasted Trump after police used tear gas and other violent tactics against protesters to clear a path to St. John’s Church so Trump could have a photo op while holding up a Bible.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation