Death of Bishop Joseph Howze

August 30, 1923 - January 9, 2019
| Age 95

The first black bishop in the 20th century to head a U.S. diocese
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Bishop Joseph Howze (1923 – 2019) was the first African-American bishop in the 20th century to head a Roman Catholic diocese in the United States, selected to head the diocese in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1977. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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