Ordained as the bishop of the Biloxi Diocese

This afternoon at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, Louis Kihneman was ordained as the bishop of the Biloxi Diocese.
Kihneman comes to the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi, Texas. He previously served at several churches across Texas. He was appointed as bishop by Pope Francis who sent Archbishop Christopher Pierre, the papal nuncio, to attend Kihneman’s installment.
The new bishop will now oversee over 40 churches in 17 counties and nearly 60,000 Catholics. Deacon Gerald Norris of St. Theresa of Lisieux said, “Bishop elect Kihneman will be ordained as bishop and that is a succession from Peter on down, directly into the Diocese of Biloxi. So, we, everybody here today, gets to witness that procedure take place and it’s a connection to Jesus Christ handing the keys to the church to Peter and then Peter passing it on to the other apostles, bishops, and here now in Biloxi, Bishop Kihneman.”
Bishop Kihneman is the successor to Roger Morin who has reached the age of mandatory retirement at 75-years-old.

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