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Pope appoints new bishop over St. Petersburg Diocese

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The Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, has been named as the new bishop to oversee the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Parkes, who will be the Diocese’s fifth bishop, will succeed Bishop Robert N. Lynch, who is retiring. Lynch has served as bishop of St. Petersburg since his installation in 1996. “I am filled with joy that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Parkes as the new bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg,” Lynch said. “I invite the…

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