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Morning Watch: St. Petersburg Diocese names replacement for retiring Bishop Robert Lynch

Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

PARKES TO SUCCEED LYNCH AS BISHOP OF DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG

The Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

The Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes on Monday was named the new bishop for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Parkes, bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, succeeds Robert N. Lynch, head of the Diocese of St. Petersburg since 1996, according to a news release. He will be introduced during a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

TRUMP BACK IN NEW YORK TO FILL MORE VACANCIES WHILE RECOUNT DISTRACTION LOOMS

With his return to New York, President-elect Donald Trump faces a pressing need to set more of the foundation blocks of his presidency in place by filling vacancies for secretary of state and other top posts. Distraction looms, however, much of it created by the president-elect himself, whose extraordinary claims of widespread voter fraud during a 12-hour Twitter offensive on Sunday cast a shadow over the legitimacy of an election that he actually won.

HILLSBOROUGH FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE ODESSA MOBILE HOME BLAZE; ONE HOSPITALIZED

One person was hospitalized after a fire at an Odessa mobile home early Monday morning. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the fire occurred at the 17100 block of Golf Vista Court. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEK

It's officially the holiday season, and networks have filled their schedules to the brim with festive specials and Christmas classics. Hallmark has been airing Christmas movies since early November, and Freeform starts its 25 Days of Christmas on Dec. 1. Here are our suggestions for must-watch shows this week.

The Head and the Heart

97X NEXT BIG THING SCHEDULE: SET TIMES FOR THE 1975, PHANTOGRAM, KONGOS AND MORE

Saturday brings one of the biggest events on the Tampa Bay live music calendar: 97X Next Big Thing, the 13-hour alternative extravaganza at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. With 14 bands on the lineup, it can be tough to know when to arrive -- until 97X unveils its schedule and set times, that is. That day has now come, thanks to the official 97X mobile app.

'BARRY,' 'FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK' AND MORE COMING TO NETFLIX IN DECEMBER

Happy holidays to us all. There are some delightful additions to the Netflix lineup coming this month, from early '90s kid favorites to Netflix original movies and exclusives. Here are our top picks.

Morning Watch: St. Petersburg Diocese names replacement for retiring Bishop Robert Lynch 11/28/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2016 8:55am]
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