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Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator

Posted by SCMO on 27th February 2013 in Christianity |
Wednesday 27th February 2013Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator  The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed the Most Rev. Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. With immediate effect, Archbishop Tartaglia will govern the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh until a new Archbishop is appointed.  Archbishop Tartaglia said: These are painful and distressing times for the Archdiocese, I also feel pained and distressed. With the grace of God, I will do my very best to oversee and govern the Archdiocese until the appointment of a new Archbishop. I ask for your prayers.  ENDSP...

Pope appoints new Scottish Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th May 2012 in Christianity |
Tuesday 8 May 2012  Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed the Very Reverend Monsignor Stephen Robson as the new Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. The new Bishop will assist Cardinal Keith O Brien in the administration of the diocese. The diocese last had an Auxiliary Bishop in 1996 and the appointment reflects Cardinal O Brien s national responsibilities and his international role as a member of a number of Pontifical Councils in Rome.Commenting on the appointment Cardinal O Brien said; I have known the new Auxiliary Bishop, Mgr Stephen Robson for well over 35 years. He has been involved with me in pastoral work and school work,...

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Dunkeld

Posted by SCMO on 11th December 2013 in Christianity |
WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2013  Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of DunkeldPope Francis has today appointed Bishop Stephen Robson, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh as the new Bishop of Dunkeld.  Bishop Robson will replace Bishop Vincent Logan who stood down as Bishop of Dunkeld after almost 30 years in December 2010 on health grounds. Monsignor Basil O Sullivan has been the Administrator of the Diocese in the interim.Reacting to the announcement, Bishop Robson said; I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by Pope Francis as the next Bishop of Dunkeld. Dunkeld is a beautiful diocese set in the heart of Scotland and I look...

Archdiocese of Glasgow commissions Scotlands most famous painter

Posted by SCMO on 2nd October 2008 in Christianity |
Thursday 2 October 2008THE CONTENTS OF THIS RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 11AM ON FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 2008Archdiocese of Glasgow commissions Scotland s most famous painter.The most important commission for a Scottish Catholic Cathedral sincethe 16th century Reformation is to be announced on Friday by Glasgow sArchbishop Mario Conti for the city s St Andrew s Cathedral.Peter Howson, Scotland s most famous painter, has been chosen tocomplete a huge, iconic work, to be placed in St Andrew s Cathedral whenit re-opens after renovation works in 2010. Full details of the subjectmatter and initial drafts will be revealed at the press conference.The painting, expected to be th...

Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-elect Leo Cushley.

Posted by SCMO on 20th September 2013 in Christianity |
...or of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.  Among the guests will be: Rt. Hon Alex Salmond, the First Minister, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr Lorna Hood, Bishop John Armes Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, the British Ambassador to the Holy See,Nigel Baker, together with the Catholic Bishops of Scotland and other civic and religious dignitaries.  Commenting on the Ordination, Cardinal Harvey said;   I am delighted and honoured to part of this historic moment in the life of the Church of St Andrews and Edinburgh.   Archbishop Cushley brings many gifts of mind and heart to his new office.   I am convinced that these gifts, suitable for pruden...

Pope Francis invited to visit Rome’s Pontifical Scots College

Posted by SCMO on 20th January 2016 in Christianity | Pope Francis,Scots College,Rome
...ithin the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh – so I wanted to brief him on how our Archdiocese is progressing with that important mission he has entrusted to me.”   During their 40-minute discussion, Archbishop Cushley gifted the Pope a copy of the 2015 pastoral letter “We Have Found the Messiah” in which the Archbishop sets out a vision of how the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh can better evangelise the communities within its bounds.   “Pope Francis has such a warm, kindly and supportive personality and he was clearly very informed and interested in how the Catholic Church in our part of Scotland is...
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