Diocesan Response to the Abuse Crisis
Following the listening sessions held throughout the diocese in October, Bishop Barry C. Knestout renewed his commitment to leading the Diocese of Richmond with transparency, faith and direct action. A webpage has been created to help the faithful stay informed of the diocese’s response to the present crisis in the Church. A video interview with Bishop as he answers the faithful’s most frequently asked questions, a timeline of actions taken within the diocese to address the crisis, and resources to learn how Bishop Knestout is answering the call for accountability is available at www.richmonddiocese.org/diocese-response/: CLICK HERE.
Visit the new Diocesan Web Page outlining the Child Protection/Safe Environment Program
The Diocese is committed to ensuring that all institutions and ministries provide safe and nurturing environments for children, youth and vulnerable individuals. This program incorporates the standards outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. CLICK HERE for the page
Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.
Watch the Parish Event page throughout the year for ways in which St. Gabriel's will Celebrate this diocesan milestone. CLICK HERE for Parish Events Page.