Bishop of Paisley

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Bishop of Paisley
Bishopric
Catholic
Incumbent:
John Keenan

Province: Province of Glasgow
Diocese: Diocese of Paisley
Cathedral: St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley
First Bishop: James Black
Formation: 25 May 1947

The Bishop of Paisley is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley in the Province of Glasgow, Scotland.[1]

The diocese covers an area of 580 km2 (220 sq mi) and is the smallest by area in Scotland.[1] The see is in the town of Paisley where the bishop's seat is located at St Mirin's Cathedral.

The diocese was erected on 25 May 1947 from the Archdiocese of Glasgow.[1] The first bishop of the new diocese was James Black who, prior to his appointment by Pope Pius XII, had been Vicar General of the Glasgow archdiocese. Upon the death of Bishop Black in March 1968 the Rt Rev Stephen McGill was translated by Pope Paul VI from the see of Argyll and the Isles and remained in Paisley until his retirement in March 1988 whereupon he was succeeded by the Rt Rev John Mone an auxiliary bishop of Glasgow and an appointee of Pope John Paul II.

Following the retirement of Bishop Mone, Philip Tartaglia was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be the new bishop on 13 September 2005 and was consecrated at St Mirin's Cathedral on 20 November 2005. He was named Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow by Pope Benedict XVI on 24 July 2012.

On 9 February 2014 Pope Francis named John Keenan, the Catholic chaplain to the University of Glasgow, as fifth Bishop of Paisley. His episcopal ordination took place on Wednesday 19 March 2014, the Feast of Saint Joseph.

List of bishops of Paisley[edit]

Bishops of Paisley
From Until Incumbent Notes
1948 1968 James Black Appointed bishop of Paisley on 28 February 1948 and consecrated on 14 April 1948. Died in office on 29 March 1968.[2]
1968 1988 Stephen McGill, P.S.S. Previously Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (1960–1968). Appointed bishop of Paisley on 25 July 1968. Retired on 8 March 1988 and died on 9 November 2005.[3]
1988 2004 John Aloysius Mone Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Glasgow (1984–1988). Appointed bishop of Paisley on 8 March 1988. Retired on 7 October 2004.[4]
2005 2012 Philip Tartaglia Appointed bishop of Paisley on 13 September 2005 and consecrated on 20 November 2005. Appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow on 24 July 2012.[5]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c .Diocese of Paisley at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 December 2011.
  2. ^ Bishop James Black at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 December 2011.
  3. ^ Bishop Stephen McGill, P.S.S. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 December 2011.
  4. ^ Bishop John Aloysius Mone at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 December 2011.
  5. ^ Archbishop Philip Tartaglia at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 4 December 2011.

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