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Jul 19, 1850

Pope Pius IX established the Diocese of Wheeling

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1894

Rt. Rev. Patrick J. Donahue was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling

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1922

Rev. Patrick J. Donahue died

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1960

Reported 110,000 Catholics in West Virginia

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1962

Joseph Hodges succeeded John Swint as the fifth bishop of the diocese of Wheeling

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1974

Roman Catholic diocesan borders were realigned to coincide with state boundaries

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1989

Bernard W. Schmitt became bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

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2000

Reported 100,000 Catholics in West Virginia

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2005

Michael J. Bransfield became Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

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Sep, 2018

Michael Bransfield resigned and investigations of sexual harassment begun

Jul 23, 2019

Pope Francis named Bishop Mark Brennan to lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese


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