Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux bishop dies at 63

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (WGNO) — The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux has announced the death of Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Officials with the diocese made the announcement Saturday, saying Dorsonville died on Friday, Jan. 19, after “ongoing health complications related to liver disease.”

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According to the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux website, Dorsonville was appointed as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in February of 2023 and was installed in March 2023.

Diocesan leaders said the College of Consultors will hold a meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, to choose a Diocesan Administrator to lead the diocese until a new bishop is selected by Pope Francis.

Officials said funeral arrangements are being made with a date expected later in January.

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