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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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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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