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Diocese of Biloxi

Dioecesis Biloxiiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Roger Paul Morin, Bishop
  • Joseph Lawson Howze, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 1 March 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Mississippi
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 24,992 (9,653 Square Miles)
  • Description: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, George, Stone, Pearl River, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Walthall, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, and Lawrence Counties.
  • Conference Region: V (AL, KY, LA, MS, TN)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BLX
  • Official Web Site: http://www.biloxidiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 1790 Popps Ferry Rd., Biloxi, MS 39532, USA
  • Telephone: (228)702-2112
  • Fax: 702-2125

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1 March 1977ErectedDiocese of Natchez-Jackson Diocese of Biloxi (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
198052,434583,0009.0%6130915764959342ap1981
199055,517640,8998.7%6427916107807944ap1991
199966,507726,4769.2%56288479120325544ap2000
200067,862737,3739.2%67279472119556244ap2001
200168,043748,4339.1%70279770119595944ap2002
200270,630759,6599.3%70299971320565645ap2003
200373,286778,2569.4%67289577127464745ap2004
200472,158789,9309.1%67299675126544645ap2005
200667,244813,8068.3%64178183027344442ap2007
201271,500857,0008.3%57258287131373742ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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