Bishop Knestout Installed as Thirteenth Bishop of Richmond

Bishop Barry C. Knestout portrait (Photo: Diocese of Richmond)

RICHMOND – On January 12, Bishop Barry Knestout, former auxiliary bishop of Washington, was installed as the 13th Bishop of Richmond.

The apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, read Pope Francis’s mandate appointing Bishop Knestout as the Bishop of Richmond.

Over 200 priests and more than a dozen bishops (including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington) celebrated the Mass.

At least 1,200 people attended the Mass in the city’s Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, including Bishop Knestout‘s mother.

The bishop told his “brother priests” that he looks forward to “a very long collaboration with them.”

For the full story in the Catholic Standard (Archdiocese of Washington), click here.

For Bishop Knestout‘s biography via the Diocese of Richmond, click here.