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The Diocese of Steubenville is an ecclesiastical division of the Church governed and administered by a bishop who is subject to the ultimate authority of the Holy Father. The Diocese is the local Church, the People of God, all of whom assist the Bishop in the administration of the Diocese. A diocese usually receives its name from the See City and ordinarily the Bishop resides in that city. The Diocese of Steubenville comprises thirteen counties in Eastern Ohio. They are Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble and Washington. This territory comprises 5,913 square miles with a total population  of 508,406 according to the 2012 federal census estimates. The Catholic Diocese of Steubenville was established on October 21, 1944 and the Most Reverend John King Mussio was appointed the  first Bishop on March 16, 1945. The Catholic population is approximately 33,769.

 

Mission Statement of the Diocese of Steubenville

“We seek to glorify and to proclaim God through our discipleship, in worship and in community,
with loving service and immense hope found only in Jesus Christ.”

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Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray for vocations with this prayer card from @USCCB:pic.twitter.com/GbZWaJsE50

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray for vocations with this prayer card from @USCCB: pic.twitter.com/GbZWaJsE50

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This Easter Season is a lesson in what was and what is: Where there was darkness and despair has been replaced by eternal hope illumined by the Light of Christ.

This Easter Season is a lesson in what was and what is: Where there was darkness and despair has been replaced by eternal hope illumined by the Light of Christ.

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As Jesus shares with his disciples in today’s Gospel Proclamation “Peace be with you,” may that very same peace rule our hearts.

As Jesus shares with his disciples in today’s Gospel Proclamation “Peace be with you,” may that very same peace rule our hearts.

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Council of Cardinals prep new constitution for Roman Curia

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 08:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue their discussion of curial reform and to work on the draft of a new apostolic constitution outlining the structure and duties of the Roman Curia.

There is no predicted release date for the apostolic constitution, but the drafting and editing “will take some time,” according to an April 25 Vatican communique. When finished, it will be presented to Pope Francis for further consultation and final approval.

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Pope Francis will visit Bari to host ecumenical day of prayer for peace

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 07:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will travel to the Italian town of Bari July 7 for an ecumenical gathering with the heads of other Christian churches to pray for peace in the Middle East.

According to the April 25 Vatican communique announcing the visit, the event will primarily be “a day of prayer and reflection on the dramatic situation of the Middle East which afflicts so many brothers and sisters in the faith.”

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Pope Francis: The Christian life is a battle against evil

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2018 / 04:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church.

“It is difficult to fight against evil, to escape from its deceptions, to regain strength after a tiring struggle, but we must know that all of Christian life is a battle,” the pope said April 25.

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