Are you in the market for a $2.2 million, eight bedroom, Tudor-style mansion? (In Atlanta?) Well, the Archbishop of Atlanta might have a property to show you! A property that he is begrudgingly vacating after coming under criticism for paying for it with church funds!
The property was built with money donated to the archdiocese by Joseph Mitchell, nephew of Gone With the Wind novelist Margaret Mitchell, and was already scaled back from the original plan, which included a wine cellar. Yuck. At that point it's almost like, why even use 2.2 million dollars of the money donated to your church in order to build yourself a mansion?
The decision was made during a meeting with members of several church councils, after which Archbishop Wilton Gregory publicly apologized in the archdiocesan newspaper: "What we didn't stop to consider, and that oversight rests with me and me alone, was that the world and the Church have changed."
Ugh, stupid world. If only you had remained free of anyone or anything in need of money!
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