Vincent Logan

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The Right Reverend Vincent Paul Logan was the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld, which was restored (with boundaries differing from those of the pre-Reformation diocese) by Pope Leo XIII on 4 March 1878. Until his resignation Bishop Logan was one of eight serving Catholic bishops in Scotland.

Vincent Logan was born in Bathgate, West Lothian on 30 June 1941, the second youngest of five brothers. As was common at the time, the young Vincent entered the junior seminary of St Mary's College at Blairs, near Aberdeen, where he completed his secondary education. His post-secondary education was at St Andrew's College, Drygrange, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders, before being ordained to the Catholic priesthood on 14 March 1964 to serve in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Father Logan served in several parishes, eventually being appointed as Vicar Episcopal for Religious Education in the Archdiocese. Father Logan was nominated as bishop by his mentor, Cardinal Gordon Gray. When, on 26 February 1981, he received episcopal consecration at Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Dundee, Bishop Logan was only 39 years of age and as such one of the youngest Catholic bishops in the world. The bishop announced he would be retiring at sixty nine years of age due to ill health and feeling unable to continue to with a fully active ministry.[1] Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation as Bishop of Dunkeld on 6 July 2012.[2]


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  2. ^ Dunn, Ian (6 July 2012). "Vatican allows Bishop Logan to step down". Scottish Catholic Observer. UK. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 

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Preceded by
William Andrew Hart
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
Stephen Robson