The Biloxi Diocese was formed in 1977. Before then, the entire state fell under one diocese based in Jackson. Now Mississippi has two diocese, the Jackson and Biloxi.
Here are a few quick facts about the Biloxi Diocese:
- Seventeen counties make up the diocese.
- It has about 68,000 members.
- There are 41 priests, 19 permanent deacons, and 62 religious sisters in the diocese.
- The Biloxi Diocese has 45 parishes, 13 mission churches, 14 elementary schools, and four high schools.