PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Duquesne University held a special mass to celebrate the start of a new school year.

The school held its annual “Mass of the Holy Spirit” Sunday.

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Bishop David Zubik joined members of the spiritan community to commemorate the beginning of the fall academic semester.

It’s an historic year for the university.

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“This is our biggest freshman class ever, and last year we had our biggest class ever, so this beats that previous record,” said University President Charles Dougherty. “We’re in a period of biggest and best, it says a great deal about Duquesne University and how our reputation is spreading.”

Duquesne is welcoming more than 1,500 freshmen this year.

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