After the summit, Cardinal Gregory will celebrate Mass with Bishop of Beaumont David Toups and Bishop Emeritus Curtis Guillory at St. Anthony’s Cathedral
BEAUMONT, Texas — The Catholic Church’s first African-American cardinal will be in Beaumont for a summit to help promote healing and understanding on Saturday.
Many faces in the house of God is a community summit that aims to foster healing, understanding and opportunity for all humanity. The summit will take place at the Julie Rogers Theater starting at 9 a.m.
The summit will feature a speech by Cardinal Wilton Gregory. Cardinal Gregory is the first African-American bishop to be elevated to the College of Cardinals.
Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Gregory the seventh Archbishop of Washington on April 4, 2019. Cardinal Gregory was installed on May 21, 2019.
Cardinal Gregory has written and spoken extensively on church issues, including the death penalty, euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide, and more. He has published numerous articles on the subject of liturgy, particularly in the African-American community.
The cardinal has held many high-profile positions in the American Church, including serving as president from 2001 to 2004.
As a cardinal, he is a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and a member of the board of trustees of the Papal Foundation. Cardinal Gregory was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 9, 1973, and was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in 1983.
On February 10, 1994, Cardinal Gregory was installed as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. On January 17, 2005, he was installed as the sixth Archbishop of Atlanta.
After the summit, Cardinal Gregory will celebrate Mass with Bishop of Beaumont David Toups and Bishop Emeritus Curtis Guillory at St. Anthony’s Cathedral Basilica at 4 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Cathedral Basilica is located at 700 Jefferson Street in downtown Beaumont.
The summit will also have workshops on Cultivating Peace and Harmony, which will be led by Sheriff Zena Stephens with Judge Mitch Templeton; Make the Most of Education, which will be led by Dr. Mark Porterie with Dr. Shannon Allen; and Many Faces in God’s House, which will be led by Church of God Bishop Gary Cantue, pastor of Beaumont Maxon Memorial Church, along with Martha Kapparis, Benny Tran and Judge Jeff Branick.
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