Bishop Joseph Nunzio Latino

Bishop Latino
Bishop Joseph Nunzio Latino

2003-2014
Born: Oct. 21, 1937
Ordained a Priest for New Orleans: May 25, 1963
Ordained a Bishop: March 3, 2003
Episcopal Motto: That All May Be One

Bishop Latino - Coat of ArmsJoseph Latino, came to Mississippi from the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana. When it was established, our diocese was placed under the care of the Diocese of New Orleans. Bishop Latino is our first native born New Orleanian to serve as our bishop.

Bishop Latino devoted his ministry as bishop to fostering Gospel-based social justice initiatives, lay leadership, and vocations. During his tenure the office for Protection of Children was established to help insure a safe environment for children in our churches, schools and communities. Under his leadership the church implemented the new English translation of the Roman Missal.