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Photo gallery: Bishop Gregory L. Parkes installed as spiritual leader of Tampa Bay's Catholics

New Bishop Gregory L.  Parkes, left, greets Monsignor Robert Gibbons of St. Pauls Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, right, Wednesday, 1/4/16 during Parkes installment at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.
New Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, left, greets Monsignor Robert Gibbons of St. Pauls Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, right, Wednesday, 1/4/16 during Parkes installment at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.
Published Jan. 4, 2017

Bishop Gregory Parkes was installed Wednesday as the fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg in a mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Parkes succeeded Bishop Robert Nugent Lynch, 75 who retired after almost 21 year as head of the diocese. The ceremony will mark Parkes' return to the bay area.