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Diocesan Administrator Announces Special Collection for Hurricane Irma victims

9/18/17

September 18, 2017 Richmond, VA – Diocesan Administrator, the Very Rev. Monsignor Mark Richard Lane has asked parishes across the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to take up a special collection to help in the relief efforts following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “In the past week, we have watched as another hurricane, Hurricane Irma,…

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USCCB Statement in Wake of Hurricanes; Encourage Prayers and Support

9/13/17

September 12, 2017   WASHINGTON—In the wake of two devastating hurricanes in just two weeks, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following statement:   “With lives and livelihoods still at risk in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean, we pray for the safety and care of…

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Diocesan Administrator Calls for Special Collection for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

8/29/17

On Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, Diocesan Administrator, the Very Rev. Monsignor Mark Richard Lane has asked parishes across the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to take up a special collection to help in the relief efforts following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The USCCB has also requested dioceses consider taking up a special collection to…

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Photo Gallery of Bishop DiLorenzo

8/23/17

View the Funeral Mass recording on our YouTube Channel. Gallery Photo Credit: Billy Nguyen

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Monsignor Mark R. Lane Elected Diocesan Administrator for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond

8/22/17

(Richmond, Va.) – After prayerful consideration, the College of Consultors for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond convened Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, and elected Msgr. Mark Lane to serve as Diocesan Administrator, as required by Canon Law following the death of Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo. Mgsr. Lane immediately assumes his duties as Diocesan Administrator and will…

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The Passing of Francis X. DiLorenzo, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond

8/18/17

The Most Rev. Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, the 12th Bishop of Richmond, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. Cause of death was heart and kidney failure. He was 75. “Today, the priests, deacons, religious and lay people of the Diocese of Richmond mourn the loss of our shepherd, who led the…

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Funeral Arrangements

8/18/17

Thursday, Aug. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Rite of Reception Followed by Visitation Evening Vespers at 7pm The Cathedral will open and the Bishop will lie in repose for vigil throughout the night on Thursday. The doors will remain open until 9:00 a.m. on Friday and reopen at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. Funeral…

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A statement from Monsignor Mark Lane on the Passing of Bishop DiLorenzo

8/18/17

“With great sadness, I announce The Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, died at St. Mary’s Hospital, late last night. He was 75. He was a faithful servant of the Church for 49 years and a Shepherd of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years. Please pray for the repose of the soul…

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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Statement On Diocesan Response Following Aftermath in Charlottesville

8/14/17

(Richmond, Va.) – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement: “I remain deeply saddened about the devastating events in Charlottesville over the weekend, most especially I mourn the loss of lives and the injuries of many more. Hatred, and its manifestations of racism, neo-Nazism and white supremacy, are sins against God and profoundly wound…

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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Statement on Events Occurring in Charlottesville

8/12/17

(Richmond, Va.)  – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on the actions taking place in Charlottesville: “In the last 24 hours, hatred and violence have been on display in the City of Charlottesville. I earnestly pray for peace. I invoke the prayer of St. Francis who prayed “Lord make me an instrument of…

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