Statement of Cardinal DiNardo on the naming of Abp. Gregory to College of Cardinals

October 25, 2020

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston issued a statement following the naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis today.

Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:

“I am delighted that Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington to the College of Cardinals.  Archbishop Gregory has given his life to the Church as a holy priest and bishop.  Having served as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Gregory has shown leadership among the bishops of the United States.  I pray for God’s blessings upon the Church in Washington, D.C., as Archbishop Gregory soon becomes a close collaborator with Pope Francis in the College of Cardinals.”