The Catholic Diocese of Charleston comprises the entire state of South Carolina with Charleston as its See city. Founded in 1820, it is one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States.
Bishop Guglielmone
The Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of Charleston on March 25, 2009, in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. His motto is "Walk Humbly With Your God".
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What's Happening in South Carolina

Remembering Bishop Thompson
The Diocese of Charleston mourns the loss of its bishop emeritus, the Most Rev. David B. Thompson. Bishop Thompson was the 11th bishop of the diocese having served from 1990-1999.

New Pastoral Center
Work continues on the Diocese of Charleston’s new pastoral center. The new campus will include a chancery, chapel and conference center. Watch the video to learn more.

Bishop's Annual Appeal
The BAA is a primary source of funding to help sustain and expand ministries in the parishes, missions, Catholic schools and agencies throughout the diocese.

Latest diocesan news
On Easter Sunday, a spirit of hope and new beginnings filled the gymnasium at Bishop England High School as more than 1,000 people celebrated the first Mass for the new St. Clare of Assisi parish.