Atlanta's Episcopal Church ordains new bishop - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Atlanta's Episcopal Church ordains new bishop

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

The Episcopal Church and its 50,000 followers in north Georgia have a new leader this weekend.

Robert Wright became the first African American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta in a ceremony Saturday on the Morehouse College campus.

Former United National Ambassador Andrew Young delivered the sermon during the ceremony.

Wright studied the Civil Rights Movement at Howard University. He spent the last ten years at Saint Paul's Church in southwest Atlanta.

He is the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

A former Navy veteran, Wright is married with five children.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.