Tuesday, July 21

Tuesday, July 21

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Catholic Standard is the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington. The article referenced below was published on Saturday, July 18. 


excerpt from

Archbishop Gregory mourns loss of two Civil Rights icons

by Catholic Standard


In a July 18 tweet, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory mourned the loss of two Civil Rights icons who died the day before -- Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian.

In the tweet, Archbishop Gregory said, “July 17th two Civil Rights champions crossed over to the fullness of God's kingdom. C.T. Vivian and John Lewis helped our nation realize our calling to be a home for justice for all people. They served our country in many ways -- always with valor and hope. May God grant them rest.”


Read the full article on the Catholic Standard website.

See Archbishop Gregory's tweet honoring C.T. Vivian and John Lewis (retweet if you are on twitter)

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