Alumni Association of The Pontifical North American College

Archbishop Wilton Gregory appointed Archbishop of Washington DC

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as the seventh Archbishop of Washington

Washington (CNN)Pope Francis has tapped Archbishop Wilton Gregory to lead the embattled Archdiocese of Washington, giving the nation's capital its first African-American archbishop and a veteran leader who guided the Catholic Church through its clergy sexual abuse crisis in the early 2000s.

Gregory, 71, Alumni of the CASA 1980, will replace Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned in October 2018.