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Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Dioecesis Vhelingensis-Carolopolitana



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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: 62,755 (24,239 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, USA
  • Telephone: (304)233-0880
  • Fax: 233-0890

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Wheeling
19 July 1850ErectedDiocese of Richmond (Virginia west of the Allegheny Mountains and West of Maryland) 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
2014116,5001,958,0005.9%109451547564555122110ap2015

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


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