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Bishop-designate Barry C. Knestout

This morning, Dec. 5, 2017, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, named the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, to serve as the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s 13th bishop. His Mass of Installation will be celebrated Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

Bishop-designate Knestout was introduced at a press conference today (12/5/2017)  at 10:00am. Watch the recording of the press conference at http://Richmonddiocese.org/livestream.

Read Bishop-designate Knestout’s biography here and statements from bishops and dignitaries here.

Here is the statement in Spanish.