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Wilton Gregory named Archbishop of Washington

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has accepted Pope Francis’s offer to become the new archbishop of Washington, according to two sources familiar with the process, finalizing a months-long effort to find a leader for an archdiocese that has been upended by accusations that its last leader mishandled cases of sexual abuse by clergy and his predecessor carried out abuse. A formal Holy See announcement will come Thursday, one of those sources said.



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