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Installation delayed for new Biloxi bishop

The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi announced Wednesday the upcoming installation of Bishop-designate Louis Kihneman, shown here in December with the Most Rev. Roger Morin, has been postponed for medical reasons.
The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi announced Wednesday the upcoming installation of Bishop-designate Louis Kihneman, shown here in December with the Most Rev. Roger Morin, has been postponed for medical reasons. amccoy@sunherald.com File

The ordination and installation of Bishop-designate Louis F. Kihneman as the fourth leader of the Diocese of Biloxi has been postponed because of health reasons.

Diocese spokesman Terrance Dixon said the new date for Kihneman’s ordination and installation will be announced later.

Kihneman was scheduled to come to Biloxi on Feb. 17 for the ceremony but will instead be undergoing surgery for diverticulitis, which is caused by inflammation or infection of the digestive tract.

“Please pray for our bishop-designate for a successful surgery and speedy recovery,” Dixon said. “In lieu of flowers and plants, please send a spiritual bouquet or make a donation to your parish or school.”

Msgr. Louis Kihneman was announced as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Biloxi on Friday, December 16, 2016. He will succeed The Most Rev. Roger Morin, who is retiring.

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