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Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Dioecesis Vhelingensis-Carolopolitanus



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 21 August 1974
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: West Virginia
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 62,890 (24,282 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: IV (DC, DE, MD, VA, VI, WV)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: WH
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dwc.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 1300 Byron St., P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003
  • Telephone: (304)233-0880
  • Fax: 233-0890

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Wheeling
19 July 1850ErectedDiocese of Richmond Diocese of Wheeling (erected)
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
21 August 1974Name ChangedDiocese of Wheeling Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Wheeling
195089,2512,338,2703.8%993913864652084ap1951
1966104,3642,191,9424.8%1078419154683694103ap1967
197098,0622,191,9424.5%1267820448097575103ap1971
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
197695,6021,744,2375.5%12264186513270465104ap1977
1980102,0981,810,0005.6%1308821846811107453121ap1981
1990105,8902,097,2005.0%122611835783268373126ap1991
199997,2321,815,7875.4%122421645923014304113ap2000
200097,2321,815,7875.4%109601695752973260113ap2001
200169,6141,806,9283.9%114661803862982251108ap2002
200269,6141,806,9263.9%111611724043281247112ap2003
200383,3251,801,9164.6%98801784683298236103ap2004
2004100,6141,801,9165.6%105661715883185221100ap2005
2010112,9601,901,1375.9%108521607064664153111ap2011

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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