Georgia Episcopal Church elects first black bishop



The first African-American priest in the history of the Episcopal Church in Georgia was elected Saturday to become the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

The Rev. Robert Wright, 48, was named to the role.

Wright is the rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

Wright will be ordained bishop in October when he replaces Bishop J. Neil Alexander, who will step aside to lead Emory University's Department of Anglican Studies at the Candler School of Theology.




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