Skip to comments.Atlanta's Archbishop to sell $2.2 million mansion
Posted on 04/05/2014 6:37:43 PM PDT by markomalley
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta, who has been criticized for lavish spending of church money, on Saturday said he has decided to sell the $2.2 million mansion he has been using as his official residence.
Money from the sale of the Tudor-style home in an exclusive neighborhood will be used for "the needs of the Catholic community," Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in a statement.
Gregory has been heavily criticized by many inside and outside the church for spending money to build the mansion, and he wrote in a newspaper article earlier this week that he took his "eye off the ball" after the archdiocese received a $15 million donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, a nephew "Gone With The Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell.
Pope Francis has been urging Roman Catholic officials to live simpler lives and has renounced the papal apartments in the Vatican palace for modest quarters in a Church guest house.
On Saturday, the 66-year-old Gregory said that he will leave the new home in early May and possibly move into a smaller property owned by the archdiocese.
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That slap has to hurt.... He acted like somehow he should be able to live the live style of the rich and famous and it back fired.
His humility knows no bounds./s
God bless him.
The pastor at my church talked about this issue after his homily since we are under the Atlanta diocese.
I have a cousin who is a good Christian and goes to church 3 times a wk. A couple of years ago he switched churches. I was there visiting and we got on his four wheelers, went for a ride, and he showed me why. The pastor of the church had built a very large very expensive home about 1/4 mile from my cousins place. He said he figured the pastor didn’t need his donations anymore. lol