On behalf of myself, all the clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee, I extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout on his appointment by Pope Francis as Bishop-designate of the Diocese of Richmond, Virgina.
I join the Diocese of Memphis in offering my prayers and support to him and to the Church in Richmond.
May God bless him abundantly during this time of transition for him. May Our Blessed Mother Mary keep him in the mantle of her maternal love and care.
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee.