RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A funeral mass was held Friday morning at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for Bishop Francis DiLorenzo.
Bishop DiLorenzo, the twelfth bishop of Richmond passed away last week at St. Mary’s Hospital.
DiLorenzo was 75. He served the Catholic church for 49 years and the Richmond diocese for 13 years. Mourners say Bishop DiLorenzo was instrumental in Catholic schools and Catholic education.
“It’s a huge loss for us and one that we will work very hard to preserve his legacy and what he’s done,” Ray Honeycutt with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond said in a news conference last week.