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Prayers shared for a local priest hospitalized after accident

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - The religious community is coming together, to support a man who has dedicated his life to providing hope and faith to others.


Father Stephen Popovich of Saint Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown was injured in a car accident Wednesday morning. 

The church confirms that Father Popovich was scheduled to have surgery Thursday afternoon. Poland Township Police tell 21 News Popovich was injured when his car slid along a curve on Struthers Road south of route 224, then clipped a pickup truck and hit a tree.

The driver of the pickup wasn't injured, but police say Popovich was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital.

Popovich's congregation is resting on their beliefs that the power of prayer will help him heal. 

"There were quite a few youth here this morning at 8 a.m., as well as elderly, very intergenerational, but a number of people were here to worship and we're expecting a good turnout tomorrow morning as well," Carol Craven says, with St. Paul Apostle Church.

Father Nicholas Shori of the Youngstown Diocese will fill-in during services for Popovich until further notice. 

A community prayer service for Popovich will be held at St. Paul Apostle Church on Sunday Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend as his church community gathers to pray for him and send him well wishes.

 

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