New priest named at New Middletown church

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Father Christopher Luoni has been named the new pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown.

Luoni replaces Fr. Stephen Popovich, who was critically injured in a car accident last November.

Luoni also will retain his position with the Diocese of Youngstown as the Vocations Director. His assignment in New Middletown begins in September.

Popovich was on his way to the Ohio State Penitentiary to minister to inmates when the vehicle he was driving collided with a pickup truck and was pushed into a tree.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus