Courtesy CBS46
Courtesy CBS46

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta says the church will sell a $2.2 million Buckhead mansion built for his use, according to a report from our media affiliate CBS46.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced today that he will vacate the residence in early May and move into another available property. Gregory said that he accepts blame for not properly consulting with members of the church before building the home.

The archbishop moved into the mansion in January after selling his old home to Christ the King Cathedral so it could expand. Local Catholics have criticized Gregory for not following the example of austerity set by Pope Francis.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.