Bishop Monforton suspends Priest from active ministry

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Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton has revoked all ministerial faculties from Father Christopher Foxhoven and suspended him from priestly ministry after learning earlier today that the priest admitted to having sexual contact with and abuse of a minor.

Bishop Monforton said, “We must remain vigilant in assisting victims of sexual abuse. We will cooperate with authorities and assist in their investigation of this case.”

Father Foxhoven is pastor of Holy Cross and St. Mary of the Hills parishes.

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