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Death of Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia, who had been self-isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19, announced; Leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community has passed away aged 70


By Hector MacKenzie

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has died suddenly at his home in Glasgow.

He was 70.

Archbishop Tartaglia, who had served as Archbishop of Glasgow since 2012, had tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after Christmas and was self-isolating at home.

The cause of death is not yet clear.

The Archbishop had served as leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community since 2012.

The Pope’s ambassador to Great Britain, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, has been informed.

It will be for Pope Francis to appoint a new Archbishop to succeed him, but until then the Archdiocese will be overseen by an administrator.


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