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Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service
In a major address on confronting the sin of racism and working for racial harmony, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, the nation’s first African American cardinal, said a “healing of America’s soul” is needed.
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Catholic Standard Staff
Cardinal Gregory and Roker also discussed how the cardinal would interact with President Joe Biden as a Catholic in his archdiocese.
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Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service
The naming of Washington’s archbishop “as a cardinal is huge, it’s historic.”
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Elana Schor, Associated Press
“With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis for this appointment which will allow me to work more closely with him in caring for Christ’s Church,” Gregory said in a statement issued by the archdiocese.
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Gerard O’Connell
The new cardinals will bring the total number of cardinal electors to 128, of whom 73 will have been appointed by Pope Francis.
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Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service
"Justice is a divine characteristic of God himself. Whether we are Christian, Jewish or Muslim in heritage—we all believe that God is perfectly just and always merciful," Washington's archbishop said.