Prior Bishops

Most Rev. Charles B. McLaughlin
Most Rev. Charles B. McLaughlin

Most Rev. Charles B.  McLaughlin
First Bishop of St. Petersburg

(1968 – 1978)

Ordained Priest: June 6, 1941
Appointed Titular Bishop of Risinium & Auxiliary of Raleigh: January 13, 1964
Ordained Bishop: April 15, 1964
Appointed First Bishop of St. Petersburg: May 8, 1968
Installed as First Bishop of St. Petersburg: June 17, 1968
Died in Office: December 14, 1978

Most Rev. W. Thomas Larkin
Most Rev. W. Thomas Larkin

Most Rev. W. Thomas Larkin 
Second Bishop of St. Petersburg
(1979 – 1989)

Ordained Priest: May 15, 1947
Appointed as Bishop of St. Petersburg: April 24, 1979
Ordained Bishop: May 27, 1979
Installed as Bishop of St. Petersburg: June 28, 1979
Retired: November 28, 1988
Deceased: November 4, 2006

Most Rev. J. Keith Symons
First Auxiliary Bishop of St. Petersburg

Ordained Priest: May 18, 1958
Appointed Titular Bishop of Siguritanus and Auxiliary Bishop: January 27, 1981
Ordained Bishop: March 19, 1981
Appointed Second Bishop of Pensacola/Tallahassee: September 29, 1983
Installed as Bishop of Pensacola/Tallahassee: November 8, 1983
Appointed Second Bishop of Palm Beach: July 31, 1990
Resigned as Bishop of Palm Beach: June 2, 1998

Most Rev. John C. Favalora
Most Rev. John C. Favalora

Most Rev. John C. Favalora
Third Bishop of St. Petersburg
(1989 – 1994)

Ordained Priest: December 20, 1961
Appointed Bishop of Alexandria, LA: June 16, 1986
Ordained Bishop and Installed as Bishop of Alexandria: July 29, 1986
Appointed Third Bishop of St. Petersburg: March 17, 1989
Installed as Third Bishop of St. Petersburg: May 16, 1989
Appointed Third Archbishop of Miami: November 3, 1994
Installed as Archbishop of Miami: December 20, 1994
Retired as Archbishop of Miami: April 20, 2010

Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch
Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch

Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch
Fourth Bishop of St. Petersburg
(1996 – 2017)

Ordained Priest: May 27, 1978
Appointed Fourth Bishop: December 5, 1995
Ordained and Installed as Bishop: January 26, 1996
Retired: November 28, 2016
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