- Associated Press - Friday, March 10, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi will get its new bishop on April 28.

Diocesan spokesman Terry Dixon announced Friday that Monsignor Louis Kihneman III will be ordained that day, after surgery for diverticulitis delayed his ordination from the original date of Feb. 17.

The ordination will take place at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral in Biloxi.

Kihneman, now a priest of the Diocese of Corpus Christi in Texas, was announced as Biloxi’s fourth bishop in December. He would take over as leader of 58,000 Catholics in south Mississippi from Bishop Roger Morin, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 nearly a year ago.

Before the pope named him, Kihneman spent 39 years as a priest in Texas, rising to vicar general of the Corpus Christi diocese.

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