|The Right Reverend
Joseph Anthony Toal
|Bishop of Motherwell|
|Diocese||Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell|
|Appointed||29 April 2014|
|Installed||8 December 2008|
|Ordination||10 July 1980|
|Consecration||8 December 2008
by Philip Tartaglia
October 13, 1956 |
|Residence||St Gerard's Presbytery, Bellshill|
|Previous post||Bishop of Argyll & the Isles|
After ordination he served in Daliburgh and Ardkenneth on South Uist, Campbeltown and Benbecula before being appointed spiritual director at the Royal Scots College in Salamanca, Spain, in 1999. He was then vice rector before becoming rector of the College.
Toal was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles by the Holy See on 16 October 2008 and consecrated to the episcopate on 8 December 2008. The principal consecrator was Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain and Bishop Ian Murray, Bishop Emeritus of Argyll and the Isles.
On 29 April 2014, Bishop Toal was appointed by Pope Francis as the fifth Bishop of Motherwell. He was installed on Monday 23 June 2014 in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell.
- Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 6 October 2010.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Argyll and the Isles
2008 – present