The Archbishop of Atlanta has apologised for building a $A2.38 million mansion for himself, reports AAP in The Daily Telegraph.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in a column published this week that he will sell the new residence and move elsewhere if that's what the people of his archdiocese want.
Archbishop Gregory said that he failed to project the cost in terms of his 'integrity and pastoral credibility.' The nearly 595-square-metre home sits in one of Atlanta's most exclusive neighbourhoods.
A group of Catholics met with Archbishop Gregory in January to ask that he sell the residence and move back to his original home. His old home was purchased by the Cathedral of Christ The King so it could become a residence for its priests.
The cathedral purchased Gregory's old home using $US1.9 million from a charitable donation.
Atlanta archbishop apologises over luxury mansion (The Daily Telegraph)
Atlanta bishop slammed for overspending on his residence (Vatican Insider)