McCarrick’s Former Secretary, Bishop Barry Knestout, Removes Outspoken Priest from Ministry

Bishop Barry Knestout shared an apartment with Theodore McCarrick and was his personal secretary in Washington D.C.

The Rev. Mark White has been removed as pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount, after a monthslong dispute with the head of the Diocese of Richmond over a blog White maintained, shut down under pressure and then recently revived.

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In a letter dated Monday to the parishioners of both churches, Bishop Barry Knestout said the matter was done and named a temporary replacement.

“Today, I write to inform you that Father Mark White has been removed as Pastor of your two parishes effective this day,” Knestout wrote. “He has received a new assignment and will [be] leaving the area within the week.”

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