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Bishop Monforton's Lent Message 2016

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.

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Diocese of Steubenville
422 Washington Street
P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5969
Phone 740-282-3631
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I am grateful to the residents of our continuing care centers as they welcome me into their lives while I make my Year of Mercy visits.

I am grateful to the residents of our continuing care centers as they welcome me into their lives while I make my Year of Mercy visits.

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Ash Wednesday instructs that humanity's destiny is completely in Jesus' hands.

Ash Wednesday instructs that humanity's destiny is completely in Jesus' hands.

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The most difficult part of going to the Sacrament of Confession is gathering the courage to go.

The most difficult part of going to the Sacrament of Confession is gathering the courage to go.

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Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Joint Declaration

of Pope Francis

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Papal condolences for prison tragedy

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his condolences after a deadly riot in a Mexican prison that left dozens of people dead.

In a telegram addressed to the Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said the Holy Father was “deeply saddened” by news of the incident, which occurred on the eve of the pontiff’s visit to the country.

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Pope arrives in Havana to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has just arrived in the Cuban capital Havana where he will have an historic first meeting with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill. The Patriarch arrived in Cuba yesterday at the start of a three nation tour of Orthodox communities in Latin America, while Pope Francis is on his way to Mexico City, where he’s scheduled to land at around 7.30 this evening local time.

Cuban President Raul Castro was at Havana’s ‘José Martì’ International airport to meet the papal plane and to accompany Pope Francis to the room where the private encounter is taking place.

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