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Office of the Bishop statistical reports

Identifier: A-01-1053

Scope and Contents

This collection contains completed questionnaires compiled by the Office of the Bishop for the Diocese of Charleston and sent to the Secretariat of the State and the Apostolic Signatura. The questionnaires reflect statistics regarding Catholics in South Carolina. Also included are reports delivered to the pope every five years on the state of the diocese, known as quinquennial reports.


  • Created: 1998-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/18/2016


Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted; consult repository for details.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Every year, the Office of the Bishop for the Diocese of Charleston completes a general statistical questionnaire provided by the Holy See.  The report is sent to the Secretariat of the State and includes information such as Catholic population, the number of Catholic baptisms and marriages performed each year, the number of priests incardinated into the diocese, and other data regarding Catholics in South Carolina. Every five years, the bishop of Charleston reports the state of the diocese to the Holy See with a quinquennial report as required by canon law. The exception to this being if the year determined for submitting a report falls within the first two years of a bishop’s governance of the diocese, then the bishop may refrain from submitting his report on this occasion.

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Statistical and quinquennial reports of the Diocese of Charleston.

Arrangement Note

1. Statistical reports 2. Quinquennial reports

Source of Acquisition

Received from Andrea Crawford in January 2016.

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Office of the Bishop records, 1943-2001

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Mabry, August 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US