Saturday, December 16, 2017

Atlanta archbishop: Mansion likely to be sold

SMYRNA, Ga. — After strong objections from local Roman Catholics, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in an interview Wednesday he thinks the church probably will sell a $2.2 million mansion built for his own use.

The top-ranking churchman in Atlanta said he will decide what to do with the Tudor-style mansion in Atlanta's toniest neighborhood after consulting with several church councils.

Still, Gregory said he wants advice from others in his diocese before making the final call. The prelate said he has not discussed the controversy with his church superiors. He sent documents this week describing the decision to buy and build the property to the pope's ambassador in Washington.

"I intend to speak directly and clearly, but more importantly I intend to listen to them, which I did not do effectively at the beginning of the process," Gregory told the Associated Press during an interview at the diocesan headquarters.

"My heart tells me … they're going to recommend that the property be sold. But I don't want to anticipate that, I don't want to deprive them of the opportunity to grapple with me over the situation. But I'd be surprised if they didn't."

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