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History Of Biloxi Diocese

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.
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