The Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, sixth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, was recently awarded a Doctorate in Theology, honoris causa, by Catholic Theological Union (CTU), located in Chicago, at its 45th annual commencement.
Archbishop Gregory, who was appointed by Pope John Paul II in 2004, has played a leading role in the U.S. Church.
In November 2001, he was elected the first African American president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, following three years as vice president. Under his leadership, the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” was implemented.