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the book Francis name to the first African American to the Catholic Church is most senior U. S. position on Thursday former Atlanta arch bishop Wilton Gregory will be the new head of the church and Washington DC the country's most powerful diocese was rocked by back to backs candles and had been without an official leader for six months after the previous two cardinals who held the job what caught up in sexual abuse scandals Gregory's immediate predecessor cardinal Donald world resigned last October following a grand jury report that criticized him for failing to halt abuse in his previous role as archbishop of Pittsburgh priests were raped raping little boys and girls and the man of god who were responsible for them not only did nothing they hit all world succeeded former cardinal Theodore McCarrick who was expelled from priest had earlier this year after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults both now counting on you Gregory to restore the church's credibility born in Chicago and raised in the city's poor south side Gregory converted to Catholicism as a teenager and is considered a progressive who has largely shunned the US churches often strident culture wars over issues such as abortion and homosexuality but Gregory is no stranger to scandals he was criticized five years ago for living in a two point two million dollar cuter style mansion in an exclusive neighborhood of Atlanta he left the house and the knowledge he had taken has high off the ball