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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Begins Review into Allegations Against Four Retired or Inactive Priests

6/8/20

For immediate release June 8, 2020 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Begins Review into Allegations Against Four Retired or Inactive Priests (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced today (June 8), it has begun a review into allegations of child sexual abuse involving four retired or inactive priests. None of the accused priests are…

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La celebración de misas públicas se reanuda en la diócesi de Richmond

5/15/20

Información actualizada El 14 de mayo de 2020, los líderes locales de la ciudad de Richmond y del condado de Accomack solicitaron una demora de dos semanas para entrar en la primera fase, el Gobernador Northam enmendó la Orden Ejecutiva 62 para retrasar la reapertura de estas jurisdicciones hasta el viernes 29 de mayo de…

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Bishop Knestout Writes Letter to the Faithful in Regard to COVID-19

3/16/20

UPDATED March 17, 2020 Bishop Barry C. Knestout has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people for any ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. This is an updated directive from the March 16 press release issued by the diocese in light of Governor Ralph Northam’s press conference on Tuesday, March 17, in which he…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Passage of Abortion Bills

1/31/20

January 29, 2020   Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on the passage of companion abortion bills yesterday and today by the Virginia House of Delegates (HB 980) and the Virginia Senate (SB 733) respectively: We ask all…

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Bishop Knestout Statement Following the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia’s Decision to Change Consecration Location

1/17/20

January 17, 2020 It is with great sadness that I have received a letter from Bishop-Elect Susan Haynes stating that, due to the controversy of the proposed use of St. Bede Catholic Church for her consecration as the bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, she has decided to find another location for the ceremony to…

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Bishop Knestout Releases Statement on Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

1/2/20

January 2, 2020 Bishop Knestout has released a letter detailing his final decision on the closing of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School following a Dec. 19 meeting with Holy Cross constituents. In part, Bishop writes, “Given all the facts, and having received the input from the pastors, school administrative staff and school advisory board members,…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s Statement on the Little Sisters of the Poor Departing from St. Joseph’s Home

10/30/19

“For more than a century, the Little Sisters of the Poor have been faithful servants and true examples of Christ’s loving care and unwavering, tender devotion for the poor, sick, elderly and dying within our diocese,” said the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, bishop of Richmond. “I am deeply saddened to see them leave our…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Holy Father’s Appointment of the Most Reverend Mark Brennan as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

7/23/19

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2019 Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Holy Father’s Appointment of the Most Reverend Mark Brennan as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston I offer my congratulations and best wishes to Bishop Mark Brennan on his appointment by Pope Francis as shepherd of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.  Having known…

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Diocese of Richmond Implements Confidential EthicsPoint Reporting

7/1/19

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has announced the implementation of EthicsPoint, an independent, third-party ethics reporting system within the Diocese of Richmond. EthicsPoint provides a completely confidential platform that allows any employee, parishioner, clergy or volunteer of the diocese to anonymously submit concerns about suspected unethical behavior, misuse of resources or financial misconduct. The EthicsPoint hotline…

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Bishop Knestout’s Letter on Policy of Naming Institutions

6/27/19

En español June 27, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In recent years, the Church has become vividly aware of the sorrow and suffering associated with child sexual abuse perpetrated by some clergy. In response, I have taken a number of steps to support the survivors who have suffered abuse and help them on…

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