Happy 199th to the Diocese of Charleston!

A very happy 199th birthday to the Diocese of Charleston!
 
In honor of the Diocese of Charleston’s 199th anniversary and the kickoff to the bicentennial celebration, here is an image of the Bulla for the Erection of the Episcopal See of Charleston and of the Naming of the First Bishop, the Most Reverend Doctor John England (from the Archdiocese of Baltimore Archives, Associated Archives at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, found in the following collection: Archbishops’ Papers, General, Special B Collection, Roman Documents, 1783-1863, pp. 25-27).