Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

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Diocese of Biloxi
Dioecesis Biloxiiensis
Nativity BVM Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi
Location
Country United States
TerritorySouthern Mississippi (17 counties)
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Mobile
Statistics
Area24,992 km2 (9,649 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
857,000
71,500 (8.3%)
Parishes42
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
EstablishedMarch 1, 1977
CathedralCathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patron saintSt. Joseph the Worker
St. Martin de Porres
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLouis Frederick Kihneman
Metropolitan ArchbishopArchbishop Thomas J. Rodi
Emeritus BishopsBishop Roger Morin
Bishop Joseph Howze
Map
Diocese of Biloxi.jpg
Website
biloxidiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi encompasses 17 counties in south Mississippi. It was erected on March 1, 1977, when it was split from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson. The diocese is part of the ecclesiastical province of Mobile, though for the first three years of its existence it was in the province of New Orleans.

The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the diocese's cathedral. It was announced on December 16, 2016 that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop Roger Morin's resignation and that Louis Kihneman III, Vicar General of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, was nominated to be Morin's successor[1]

Bishops of Biloxi[edit]

  1. Joseph Lawson Howze (1977-2001)
  2. Thomas John Rodi (2001-2008), appointed Archbishop of Mobile
  3. Roger Morin (2009-2016)
  4. Louis Frederick Kihneman (2017-present)

High schools[edit]

Closed schools:

* Closed in 2007 and replaced by St. Patrick Catholic High School.

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Coordinates: 30°24′43″N 88°55′40″W / 30.41194°N 88.92778°W / 30.41194; -88.92778