John Mone

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The Right Reverend John Aloysius Mone (born 22 June 1929, in Glasgow) was the third Roman Catholic Bishop of Paisley.

Early life[edit]

John Mone was fourth of the six children of Arthur Mone and Elizabeth Dunn. He was raised in the Crosshill district of Glasgow.


After studies with the Sulpicians at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and at the rue du Regard and the Institut Catholique in Paris he was ordained to the priesthood on 12 June 1952.

Thereafter he served as curate for twenty two years at St Ninian's in Knightswood and for five years at Our Lady and St George in Penilee. In 1979 he was made parish priest of St Joseph's Tollcross.


On 24 April 1984 he was created auxiliary bishop of Glasgow and titular Bishop of Abercornia by Pope John Paul II and was consecrated by Archbishop Thomas Winning at Holy Cross Church in Glasgow, the church where he was baptised. He was translated to the see of Paisley on 8 March 1988 to succeed the Rt Rev Stephen McGill and was consecrated as its bishop at St Mirin's Cathedral in Paisley on 14 May 1988. John Mone served as ordinary of the diocese until his retirement on 7 October 2004.

During his episcopate and in retirement he has frequently criticised the Dungavel Detention Centre, a holding unit for asylum seekers.[1] Bishop Mone's motto is To Lead in Love.


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Preceded by
Stephen McGill
Bishop of Paisley
Succeeded by
Philip Tartaglia