#Wilton Gregory

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Wilton Gregory is the first African-American cardinal in Catholic history. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The ceremony took place under the soaring dome of t Peter's Basilica
  • Cardinal Mario Grech of Malta is the general secretary of the Synod of Bishops
  • Cardinal Cornelius Sim is the Apostolic Vicar of Brunei

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Wilton Gregory made history when he was picked as the first African-American cardinal during an installation ceremony in Rome. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Wilton Gregory, 72, underwent a couple of tests before the ceremony
  • I'm only one person, but at this point I'm a symbolic individual, Gregory had said
  • Gregory was also the first black archbishop of the US capital

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Pope Francis had declared to create 13 new cardinals on 28th November. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Nine cardinals will be below the age of 80 and four will be above the age of 80 
  • Pope Francis had announced the news on October 25, 2020
  • This is going to be the first time when one of the cardinals is going to be an African-American

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Wilton Gregory is the first black archbishop of Washington. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The 72-year old Washington archbishop is currently in quarantine
  • Gregory and 12 other new "Princes of the Church," will kneel before the pope to receive their quadrangular scarlet cap
  • The ceremony will be held in Saint Peter's Basilica