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Gregory to be Installed as Atlanta Archbishop Today

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New Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory (photo from Atlanta archdiocese)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The former bishop of Belleville, Ill. will be installed today (Monday) as the new Archbishop of Atlanta.

Wilton Gregory recently celebrated his last mass in Belleville; he oversaw the southern Illinois diocese for more than a decade.

The Atlanta Archdiocese he's taking over has a larger Catholic population than Belleville (though it's smaller in land size).

Gregory is well-known for his term as President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which started a few weeks before the priest sex abuse scandal became national news.

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