Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Richmond Diocese

RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- Most Reverend Berry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, has been appointed as the 13th Bishop of Richmond. 

He succeeds Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo served as Richmond's Bishop for 13 years. He died on August 17, 2017. 

The Mass of Installation will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.


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