- Jan 22, 2021
Speaking of the recent election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States, Cardinal-designate Wilton Gregory of Washington, who will get a red hat from Pope Francis Saturday, has said that while the new administration certainly poses challenges for the Catholic Church, he believes there are also many points of convergence, including the fight against racism.
Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church’s first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of “pro-life” so that other pressing issues can be considered top priorities along with opposition to abortion.
On Sunday Pope Francis announced the creation of 13 new cardinals, including American Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, making him the first African-American to get a red hat.
Only 23 percent of Catholic voters believe Trump to be religious.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory issued a stern rebuke to the John Paul II shrine for hosting President Donald Trump on Tuesday.