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Diocese of

Wheeling–Charleston

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Wheeling–Charleston / Vhelingen(sis)–Carolopolitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Baltimore

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (135)

Lexington (←), Steubenville (↖), Youngstown (↑), Pittsburgh (↑), Greensburg (↗), Baltimore (↗), Arlington (→), Richmond (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.07.23 – ...):Bishop Mark Edward Brennan (75)Bishop Mark Edward Brennan (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Wheeling–Charleston (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mark Edward Brennan (75)Bishop Mark Edward Brennan (75)
(2019.07.23 – ...)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA)

Docete omnes gentes

Born:1947.02.06 (Boston, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1976.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:2017.01.19

Titular Bishop of Rusibisir (2016.12.05 – 2019.07.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore (USA) (2016.12.05 – 2019.07.23)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (2019.07.23 – ...)

Archbishop William Edward Lori (71)Archbishop William Edward Lori (71)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.09.13 – 2019.07.23)

Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield (79)Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield (79)
(2004.12.09 – 2018.09.13)

Bishop emeritus of Wheeling–Charleston (USA)

Thy will be done

Born:1943.09.08 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1971.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:2005.02.22

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (2004.12.09 – 2018.09.13)

Bishop Bernard William Schmitt
(1989.03.29 – 2004.12.09)

Born:1928.08.17 (Wheeling, WV, USA)
Ordained Priest:1955.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1988.08.01
Died:2011.08.16 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Walla Walla (1988.05.27 – 1989.03.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1988.05.27 – 1989.03.29)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1989.03.29 – 2004.12.09)

Bishop Francis Bible Schulte (later Archbishop)
(1985.06.04 – 1988.12.06)

Jesus Christ is Lord

Born:1926.12.23 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1952.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1981.08.12
Died:2016.01.17 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Afufenia (1981.06.27 – 1985.06.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1981.06.27 – 1985.06.04)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1985.06.04 – 1988.12.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of New Orleans (USA) (1988.12.06 – 2002.01.03)

Bishop Joseph Howard Hodges
(1974.08.21 – 1985.01.27)

Caritas omnia vincit

Born:1911.10.08 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1952.10.15
Died:1985.01.27 († 73)

Auxiliary Bishop of Richmond (USA) (1952.08.08 – 1961.05.31)

Titular Bishop of Rusadus (1952.08.08 – 1962.11.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1961.05.31 – 1962.11.23)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1962.11.23 – 1974.08.21)

Bishop of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (1974.08.21 – 1985.01.27)

Bishops of Wheeling (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Howard Hodges
(1962.11.23 – 1974.08.21)

(see above)

Archbishop John Joseph Swint
(1922.12.11 – 1962.11.23)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1879.12.15 (Pickens, WV, USA)
Ordained Priest:1904.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1922.05.11
Died:1962.11.23 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Sura (1922.02.22 – 1922.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1922.02.22 – 1922.12.11)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1922.12.11 – 1962.11.23)

Archbishop ad personam (1954.03.12 – 1962.11.23)

Bishop Patrick James Donahue
(1894.01.22 – 1922.10.04)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1849.04.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1885.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1894.04.08
Died:1922.10.04 († 73)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1894.01.22 – 1922.10.04)

Bishop John Joseph Kain (later Archbishop)
(1875.02.12 – 1893.05.21)

Pro Deo et patria

Born:1841.05.31 (Martinsburg, WV, USA)
Ordained Priest:1866.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1875.05.23
Died:1903.10.13 (St. Louis, MO, USA † 62)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1875.02.12 – 1893.05.21)

Titular Archbishop of Oxyrynchus (1893.05.21 – 1895.05.21)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1893.05.21 – 1895.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1895.05.21 – 1903.10.13)

Bishop Richard Vincent Whelan
(1850.07.23 – 1874.07.07)

Born:1809.01.28 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1831.05.01
Consecrated Bishop:1841.03.21
Died:1874.07.07 († 65)

Bishop of Richmond (USA) (1840.12.19 – 1850.07.23)

Bishop of Wheeling (USA) (1850.07.23 – 1874.07.07)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: 1300 Byron St., P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

Phone: +1 (304) 233-0880

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 62,755 km²

Population: 109,600 Catholics (6.0% of 1,824,300 total) (2020)

Statistics: 92 parishes, 133 priests (99 diocesan, 34 religious), 37 deacons, 117 lay religious (38 brothers, 79 sisters), 4 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.02.02

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