Nation’s First Black Cardinal Speaks at Mass in Queens, NY

February 22, 2022 | Birmingham Times

By Birmingham Times | Thalia Perez, CBSNewYork

NEW YORK — A Black History Month event took place at a Catholic church in Queens on Sunday, with the first African-American cardinal in the country.

It was standing room only at the Immaculate Conception Monastery Church in Jamaica Estates, CBS2’s Thalia Perez reported.

This year was special because Wilton Cardinal Gregory, the first African-American bishop to be elevated to the College of Cardinals within the Catholic Church, took part in the Mass.

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