Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston

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DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON (Dioecesis Vhelingensis–Carolopolitanus)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1850 as Diocese of Wheeling
renamed to Wheeling-Charleston in 1974.

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston

Official blazon

Per chevron, gules and vert, in base three chevronels argent, over all a lily slipped and leaved or.


The chevrons are used to signify the mountains of West Virginia that are such a significant aspect of the geography of the region. Overall, is a golden lily to honor Saint Joseph, patron of the Cathedral-Church of Wheeling.

Arms of Bishops of Wheeling

Arms of Bishops of Wheeling-Charleston

Arms of Auxiliary and Coadjutor Bishops

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