Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A new Bishop for Savannah Georgia

Pope Francis appoints Florida pastor to head Savannah Diocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Father Stephen D. Parkes, a pastor in the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, as bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia.
Bishop-designate Parkes, 55, a priest of the Orlando Diocese, succeeds now-Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Atlanta, who was Savannah’s bishop from 2011 until he was named to head the Archdiocese of Atlanta March 5.
A native of Mineola, New York, the bishop-designate is pastor of Annunciation Church in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He was ordained for the Orlando Diocese May 23, 1998. His brother Bishop Gregory L. Parkes heads the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida.
His appointment was announced July 8 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

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