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New Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

Posted by SCMO on 28th December 2015 in Christianity | Bishop-Elect McGee,Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
Pope Francis has today appointed Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. the Diocese has been vacant since April 2014 when Bishop Joseph Toal became the Bishop of Motherwell. Mgr. McGee is currently Vicar General of the Diocese of Paisley and Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow.   Reacting to his appointment, Bishop-Elect McGee said:   “It was very humbling, and indeed frightening, to be informed by the Papal Nuncio that Pope Francis had nominated me to be the new bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. However, after reflection and prayer I now face this mission with quiet but defi...
 

Ordination of the Right Reverend Brian McGee

Posted by on 18th February 2016 in Blogging | ordination,Argyll and the Isles,Bishop Brian McGee,Archbishop Cushley
...after the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles in recent times and until today.  and I would like to thank the civil representatives and distinguished guests who have joined us, as well as the local authorities who have kindly assisted with the arrangements made to accommodate us this evening here in Oban.   As you know, Argyll and the Isles is among the earliest places to hear the Word of God in our country, and it has enjoyed a very distinguished Christian history indeed.  It is a place steeped in the Celtic monastic tradition, where St Columba and his successors, although not bishops, were the undisputed religious and moral leaders of th...
 

Pope Appoints New Bishop for Argyll and the Isles

Posted by SCMO on 16th October 2008 in Christianity |
...Thursday 16 October 2008Pope Appoints New Bishop for Argyll and the IslesAt 12 noon in Rome today, 16 October (11am GMT) Pope Benedict XVI announced that he has appointed Monsignor Joseph Anthony Toal as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.Mgr Toal will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999. Reacting to his appointment, Mgr Toal who is currently Rector of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca said; I am honoured that Pope Benedict XVI has chosen me to be the new Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. I am acutely aware of my unworthiness and the words of Simon Peter, in St Luke s Gospel, leave me alone Lord, I am a sinful man have...
 

Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th December 2008 in Christianity |
...Monday 8 December 2008Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishopthe ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop will take place on Monday 8December 2008 at 6pm in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban. Monsignor JosephAnthony Toal will be ordained by Cardinal Keith O'Brien as the new Bishop ofthe Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. He will become the tenth Bishop ofArgyll and the Isles since the restoration of the Scottish Hierarchy in 1878and will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999.Commenting ahead of the ceremony, Bishop-elect Toal said; As a Priest of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles I look forward very muchto serving the Priests and people of the Di...
 

Tributes paid to Bishop Ian Murray

Posted by on 23rd January 2016 in Blogging | Bishop Ian Murray
...  Tributes have been paid to Bishop Ian Murray, former Bishop of Argyll & the Isles, who died yesterday (Friday 22 January) aged 83.   Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said:   “On behalf of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland I would like to offer Bishop Murray’s family our deepest and most prayerful sympathies,”   “During his active years as a bishop, Ian Murray played a full part in the life and work of the Bishops’ Conference contributing with humanity, faith and humour to everything that we did. He will be sorely missed. May God rest h...
 

Ordination of new bishop of Argyll and Isles

Posted by on 17th February 2016 in Blogging | Episcopal ordination,Argyll and the Isles,Bishop Brian McGee
...; 4. the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles was established in 1878 it covers an area of around 31,080 km² and has a Catholic population of 10,546 (14.1%)   5. the appointment of Bishop Elect McGee is the fifth Scottish Episcopal appointment made by Pope Francis since his election on 13 March 2013. He appointed Bishop William Nolan of Galloway on 22 November 2014, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley on 8 February 2014, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. andrews and Edinburgh on 24 July 2013 and Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld on 11 December 2013.     6. Biography – Bishop Elect McGee: DOB 8/11/1965. St Joseph’s Primary School, Greenock...
 
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