Richmond, VA – Bishop DiLorenzo issued the following announcement:
Since 1971 Steve Neill, Editor of the Catholic Virginian, has provided the Catholic faithful with news and information about topics and issues that have affected our Diocese, with diligence and care for his profession. After many years of dedicated and loyal service, Steve has decided to step down and announced his retirement effective June 30, 2017.
Steve’s distinguished four-decade career began when he joined the paper as a staff writer. His extensive knowledge of the parishes and people in the Diocese has been an invaluable resource for the Catholic Virginian and his stories have provided in-depth history about the life and growth of the Diocese over the past forty years.
Please join me in thanking Steve Neill and wishing him a most joyous retirement and the blessing of God as he begins this new phase in his life.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Francis X. DiLorenzo
Bishop of Richmond