The Diocese of Richmond has a shepherd! Pope Francis appointed Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, 55, an auxiliary bishop from the Archdiocese of Washington, as the 13th Bishop of Richmond! Rev. Knestout was named the Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond on December 5, 2017. His Mass of Installation celebrated on January 12, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Virginia.
Learn more about Bishop Knestout by reading an article written by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, “Bishop Barry C. Knestout“.
Bishop Knestout succeeds Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, who passed away in August at the age of 75.