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The New Catholic Diocese

Transcribed from the Indiana Democrat March 9, 1876

The New Diocese

The New Catholic Diocese, it is said will
comprise about one half of Allegheny
county, and the counties of Armstrong,
Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Hunting-
don, Indiana and Westmoreland, very
Rev. Tuigg, of Altoona, Bishop, will take
charge of the old see which includes the
city of Pittsburg, and the counties of
Beaver, Fayette, Green, Lawrence, Somer-
and Washington. This new Diocese will
will be under the care of Bishop Domenec.
The general rumor is that the new Bishop
will be consecrated at the Pittsburgh Ca-
thedral on March 19th, the Feast of St.
Joseph, by Archbishop Wood, of Phila-
phia. In this connection we might add
that Dishop Domenec was installed in 1860,
since which time the number of members
has been quadrupled, and nearly one hun-
dred new churches have been erected. In
this large increase of population was found
the necessity for the division that has been
made, and the late vistit of the Bishop to
Rome was for the purpose of having the
necessary change made.

Catholic Diocese Pennsylvania 1876

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