World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Pope Francis adds to 400 years of African American History

Pope Francis and Archbishop Gregory, Citation for Reverend Wilton Gregory

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - With Pope Francis' announcement of making the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Most Reverend Wilton Gregory a Cardinal Designate, it added celebration to 400 years of African American History. Most Reverend Wilton Gregory was recognized during H.R. 1242 Resilience Project inaugural event at Brooklyn Bridge Park on August 17, 2019.

A Citation given in honor from the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined a time capsule that was delivered to H.E. Mr. Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for the commemoration of 400 years of African American History in Equatorial Guinea recently.

This designation for Most Reverend Wilton Gregory from Pope Francis, making him the first African American Cardinal in the United States, was the eternal candle for our year long commemoration of the 400 years of African American History, said Don Victor Mooney.

The theme for H.R. 1242 Resilience Project theme commemorating 400 years of African American History was dubbed, 400 Years: Resilience, Faith, Healing, and Partnership.

On the net:

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


APEC : Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More>>

UN: Refugee Resettlement Numbers Fall To Lowest In Two Decades

Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only 15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. In 2016, resettlement ... More>>

G20: Global Co-Operation And Strong Policy Action Needed For A Sustainable Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our economies that can only be fixed through greater global co-operation and strong, targeted policy action, according to a new OECD report presented to the Leaders of the G20 countries at their ... More>>

OECD: GDP Rebounded By 9.0% In The Third Quarter Of 2020 But Remains Below Pre-Pandemic High

Following the unprecedented falls in real gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of the year in the wake of COVID-19 containment measures, GDP in the OECD area rebounded by 9.0% in the third quarter of 2020 but it remains 4.3% below its pre-crisis ... More>>