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Diocese of Steubenville Official Website
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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.”
Bishop Monforton's Twitter Feed
06/22/18 12:32 pm
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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. Here’s a toolkit with an FAQ, social media posts, information on how you can help and more. Share with your friends, parishes, schools and dioceses: http://bit.ly/2I6vQoF #WithRefugeespic.twitter.com/71R3pMw3RS
06/20/18 4:50 am
Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. Here’s a toolkit with an FAQ, social media posts, information on how you can help and more. Share with your friends, parishes, schools and dioceses: http://bit.ly/2I6vQoF #WithRefugees pic.twitter.com/71R3pMw3RSRead More
We are grateful to Cardinal Turkson for his visit to the Seminarian, Deacon, and Priest Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.pic.twitter.com/LhmydQWT8Q
06/19/18 5:24 pm
We are grateful to Cardinal Turkson for his visit to the Seminarian, Deacon, and Priest Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville. pic.twitter.com/LhmydQWT8QRead More
Vatican News Feed
06/25/18 12:57 am
Vatican City, Jun 24, 2018 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has said Christians should model the amazement, surprise and gratitude of Elizabeth and Zechariah - and their community - at the birth of their son, John.
“The whole event of the birth of John the Baptist is surrounded by a joyful sense of amazement, surprise and gratitude,” the Pope said in his weekly Angelus address in Rome.Read More
06/23/18 2:20 pm
Vatican City, Jun 23, 2018 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the close of his civil trial in the Vatican, former Holy See diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella was found guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography and given a five-year prison sentence.
The priest was also asked to pay a fine of 5,000 euro. The penitentiary where he will serve his prison term is unknown.Read More
06/23/18 12:01 am
Vatican City, Jun 22, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the start of his Vatican City trial Friday, Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former diplomat for the Holy See, admitted to charges of the possession and distribution of child pornography while working in the U.S.
Capella, 51, a former Vatican diplomat, was recalled from the U.S. nunciature in Washington, D.C. last September after the U.S. State Department notified the Vatican of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by a diplomat.Read More