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Diocese of Biloxi

Biloxi Parishioners Sue Diocese. In early May, more than 150 members of Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Paul Parish in the Biloxi Mississippi diocese filed a lawsuit asking for an accounting of donations made to the church after Hurricane Katrina. Bishop Thomas J. Rodi said the suit is an attempt to have the courts order the Catholic Church to have a church building in a specific place. Eric D. Wooten, the Gulfport attorney for the plaintiffs, said the lawsuit is not about trying to keep St. Paul Church open: "We just want to know what's become of the money collected for St. Paul Parish...I don't file suits unless I think I can win them, and I'm confident Mississippi law is behind our position. I think it supports our claims." (Spring 07)

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