November 27, 2020

First African-American cardinal readies for ‘princehood’

Vatican City (AFP) – Wilton Gregory is about to make history: the first African-American to be picked as cardinal is handing out interviews like a Hollywood star and the Catholic world can’t get enough.The 72-year old Washington archbishop, who is currently under quarantine ahead of the big day in the Vatican on Saturday, shows no sign of pre-ceremony nerves as he chats via Zoom about Pope Francis’s “important choice”.”I’m only one person, but at this point I’m a symbolic individual,” the Chicago native told AFP with a broad smile.His elevation is “a sign of the importance of and respect for t…


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