In coming weeks, Pope Francis will make Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington a cardinal. This action marks an important moment in the US. Catholic Church, and for African American Catholics, especially at a time of racial reckoning in the country.
Some see this action as a sign of hope and inclusion, another step that the Church is slowly becoming truly catholic and universal.
Some see it as an affirmation of African American Catholics in the United States, who have kept faith with a Church that has not always been as faithful to them.
Let us pray for Cardinal elect, Wilton Gregory and for all the citizens of the US as they engage in electing their President over these weeks.
May strong, courageous and compassionate leaders be called forth to lead this great nation and Church at this time and into the future.