ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA
Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, SLD
Archdiocese of Atlanta
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was installed as Atlanta's sixth
archbishop Jan. 17, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended St. Carthage Grammar School and Quigley
Preparatory Seminary of the Lake Seminary. Three years after his ordination to the Priesthood, he began
graduate studies at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (Sant' Anselmo) in Rome. It was there that he earned his
Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy in 1980.
On November 17, 1998, Bishop Gregory was elected Vice President of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Gregory was elected the 1st African American
President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB), November 2001.
He previously served one term as Chairman of the Bishops' Committee
on the Liturgy (1991-93). Bishop Gregory's other recent committee assignments include the Committee
on Doctrine, the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse, and the United States Catholic Conference Committee on
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