On July 11, 2020, the Diocese of Charleston celebrated the 200th anniversary of its historic founding.
Pope Pius VII canonically established the diocese on July 11, 1820. Thanks to the foresight of our first bishop, Most. Rev. John England and his successors, a once scattered flock of only a handful of souls is now a community of believers over 200,000 strong. The clergy, religious women and men, and the laity have cemented the presence of our faith through sacrifice, resilience, and hope.
We look forward to celebrating the presence of the Catholic Church in South Carolina through deanery and parish events. We will give thanks to God for all that we have been given through our faith, prayer, and values.
For videos, articles, and more, visit charlestondiocese.org/bicentennial.