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Bishop of Paisley Philip Tartaglia has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Glasgow

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Philip Tartaglia as Archbishop of Glasgow. The new Archbishop will succeed Most Rev Mario Joseph Conti, who has been Archbishop since 22 February 2002.

Commenting on the appointment the new Archbishop-Elect said: “I am conscious of the historic place of the Archdiocese of Glasgow in the history of Christianity in Scotland and of its importance for the Catholic community in particular. It is a great honour for me to be appointed Archbishop of my native city and diocese.”

Bishop Philip also said “I have been very happy as Bishop of Paisley and I will be ever grateful to the clergy and people of the diocese for their kindness to me. I hope I will get the chance to say farewell to you in an appropriate fashion before I take up my new post.”

Until he takes up his new appointment, Bishop Philip is the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Paisley. On his installation as Archbishop the College of Consultors would be expected to meet to appoint a Diocesan Admnisitrator, who will be in place until the appointment of a new Bishop.

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