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Atlanta Archbishop Talks Candidly On Race, Immigration

Sep 10, 2015

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will head to Washington for a conference of American bishops when Pope Francis arrives for the his first ever U.S. visit on Sept. 22, 2015. The pontiff's five day trip includes stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
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WABE's Rose Scott, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory and WABE's Denis O'Hayer chat at Gregory’s office at the Archdiocese of Atlanta on Sept. 3, 2015.
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Pope Francis travels to the United States later this month in his first ever trip to the U.S. The pontiff’s five-day visit includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia where the pope is expected  to attract thousands of the faithful everywhere he goes.

Among other engagements on his itinerary, Pope Francis will address both Congress and the United Nations, celebrate masses in all three cities and visit the 9/11 memorial in New York.

The pontiff is also scheduled to address a gathering of U.S. bishops in Washington. Atlanta’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory is expected to attend the meeting.

WABE’s Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer sat down with Gregory for an interview earlier this month where the archbishop discussed some of the issues the pope may raise during his address to Congress, including immigration reform and race relations.