STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) — Franciscan University students have finished their spring semester and are ready to graduate Saturday.

But first the school honored their years of studying and test-taking with a baccalaureate mass Friday night.
The ceremony was presided over by the archbishop of the diocese of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone.

He received an honorary doctorate of Christian Ethics, due to a pastoral letter he wrote on the dignity of the unborn.

The commencement ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.