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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

The Funeral Arrangements for Bishop DiLorenzo at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart are as follows: Thursday, August 24th  at 3:00 p.m. Reception of the Body Followed by Visitation 7:00 p.m.    Vespers The Cathedral will be open and the Bishop will lie in state for vigil throughout the night on Thursday.  The doors will remain…

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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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Fuel and Hunger Grant Applications Now Open

8/2/17

The Diocesan Fuel and Hunger Grant made possible by the Diocesan Appeal is now open.  This year, the Office of the Propagation of Faith will be administering the grant. To apply, you can fill out the online application found on the Diocesan website, Directory/Propagation of the Faith. Typed Grant requests must be submitted using the…

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Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America Awards nearly $6 Million

7/31/17

Projects Include Pro-Life Centers, Hurricane Matthew Affected Areas July 31, 2017 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America awarded nearly $4 million in funding in the form of 244 grants to support the pastoral work of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, and nearly $2 million…

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Office of Human Resources Staff

7/27/17

—Dorothy Mahanes, SPHR – Human Resources Officer Manages the oversight of the Offices of Human Resources, Facilities Management, and Copy Services Ext. 208 / Email: dmahanes@richmonddiocese.org   —Maryjane Fuller, PHR – Director, Human Resources and Safe Environment Child Protection and VIRTUS, HR Compliance, and General HR Inquiries Ext. 203 / Email: mfuller@richmonddiocese.org   Catherine Carney – Benefits…

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USCCB Chairman Mourns for Migrants Involved in Texas Tragedy

7/25/17

WASHINGTON—Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, has issued the following statement on San Antonio law enforcement’s identification of a tractor trailer containing 39 people, including ten individuals who died due to heat exposure and asphyxiation. Full statement follows: My brother bishops and…

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Pope Names Bishop Zarama as Bishop of Raleigh

7/5/17

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Luis Zarama, auxiliary bishop of Atlanta as Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina. The appointment was publicized in Washington, July 5, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-designate Zarama was born November 28, 1958, in Pasto, Colombia. He holds degrees in philosophy and theology from the Marian…

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