Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Washington gets Wilton Gregory, a great bishop Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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The appointment of Wilton Gregory as archbishop of Washington, D.C., is good news for the church, the city and the country. The only drawback is his age. Gregory, 71, will have to submit his resignation when he reaches 75, the age when every bishop must submit his resignation. Whoever the pope is in December of Read more

Who wants to be a bishop? Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Just a few months ago – though it seems like years – Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States. All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a Read more

Thousands attend Martin Luther King Memorial dedication Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Thousands of people spanning all ages and races honoured the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during a formal dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those who attended the more than four-hour ceremony. King’s children and other Read more