FATHER RONALD LENGWIN HONORED AS CHAPLAIN TO HIS HOLINESS, RECEIVES THE TITLE MONSIGNOR

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Father Ronald P. Lengwin, Vicar for Church Relations of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Francis. With this honor, Father Lengwin receives the title of monsignor.

In requesting this honor, Bishop David A. Zubik noted how Monsignor Lengwin has faithfully served the Church of Pittsburgh for over fifty years.

“Monsignor Lengwin has faithfully worked to spread the good news of Jesus as a priest,” Zubik said. “His devotedness in prayer and compassion in serving others make him a shining example to us all. I could think of no better person to be recognized with this honor.”

Ordained in 1966, Monsignor Lengwin served in parish ministry before becoming the Director of Communications for the diocese. More recently he served as Vicar General/General Secretary of the diocese before being named Vicar for Church Relations in 2014. In his current role, Monsignor Lengwin works to strengthen the relationship between the Catholic Church and other churches, as well as between local civic and business communities.

Monsignor Lengwin has also hosted “Amplify,” a Sunday evening religious talk show on KDKA-AM 1020 for over 40 years.

“Chaplain to His Holiness” is an honorary title bestowed on priests in recognition of exemplary service to the Church. As a monsignor, Lengwin will have no new responsibilities, but will have certain privileges regarding ecclesiastical dress and vestments.