Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Wilton Gregory’

US archbishop restricts who can bring guns to church

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

An American archbishop will ban the presence of all guns in Catholic institutions in his archdiocese, except those carried by authorised officers. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta did this in response to a new Georgia law that will allow licensed gun owners to carry arms into schools, churches and other places. “Before this legislation takes Read more

Altanta archbishop’s controversial $2.2million residence to be sold

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will move out of his controversial US$2.2million residence next month and it will be sold. The proceeds will go towards the needs of the local Catholic community. There had been public and media criticism about the archbishop’s new residence. Continue reading  

US archbishop backs down on extravagant residence plans

Friday, April 4th, 2014

An American archbishop has bowed to pressure from his flock against plans for building a US$2.2million, 575 square metre mansion. Altanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has apologised to Catholics in his archdiocese for failing to consider the pastoral implications of his plans. He regretted the impression his new home sent to Catholics in his area who Read more

US archdiocese’s property plans from bequest criticised

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Plans by Atlanta archdiocese for part of a bequest from a relative of “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell have been criticised as excessive. About US $4.4million has been or is to be spent on residences for priests and Archbishop Wilton Gregory. The money came from a US$15 million bequest from Joseph Mitchell, nephew Read more