News Headlines > Toal to leave Argyll and the Isles to lead diocese of Motherwell

29 April 2014 | by Christopher Lamb

Toal to leave Argyll and the Isles to lead diocese of Motherwell

Share this story   

Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Joseph Toal as the new Bishop of Motherwell.

Bishop Toal, 57, currently leads the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles and has been apostolic administrator of the diocese of Motherwell since May 2013.

On learning of his appointment he said: “Over the past 11 months, I have come to know the Diocese of Motherwell and appreciate the warmth and generosity of the clergy and laity, I look forward to deepening that relationship with them. While I am sad to be leaving my home diocese of Argyll and the Isles, I know the deep faith of the people there will sustain them as they await a new Bishop and I ask them to pray for me as I prepare to translate to the Diocese of Motherwell.”

His appointment to Motherwell leaves a vacancy in Argyll and the Isles, leaving two Scottish dioceses in need of bishops.

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, President of the Scottish bishops’ conference, said: “While sympathising with the priests and people of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles on the transfer of their much loved and respected bishop, I welcome the nomination of Bishop Joseph Toal as the new Bishop of Motherwell and I wish him every blessing in his new appointment.”



Share this story

Article List




Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Most Read Articles

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top