Who is Philip Tartaglia? Philip Tartaglia Bio/Wiki
Philip Tartaglia was the Catholic Church’s Scottish bishop. From 2012 until 2021, he served as Glasgow’s Metropolitan Archbishop. He was born on 11 January 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland.
He previously served as Paisley’s Bishop. He was a lecturer at seminaries prior to his appointment as bishop, as well as an assistant pastor and parish priest in the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Suddenly, he died at his home in the city.
God rest the soul of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, @ArchdiocGlasgow who has died suddenly on the Feast of St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow. Prayers from Ireland for his family, friends and the people, priests and religious of the Archdiocese. RIP pic.twitter.com/Po1hS3CVnp
— Eamon Martin (@ArchbishopEamon) January 13, 2021
He was 70 years old.
At St. Peter’s College, Tartaglia was appointed lecturer, becoming director of studies in 1983. He was made vice-rector when Chesters College, Bearsden, opened in 1985. He was appointed rector in 1987.
On 13 September 2005, Tartaglia was appointed as the fourth Bishop of Paisley. Since October of the previous year, when John Mone retired after sixteen years, the seat had been vacant.
He has ordained a bishop at the Cathedral of St Mirin in Paisley on 20 November 2005. The principal consecrator was Mario Conti, the Archbishop of Glasgow, with Raymond Leo Burke and Mone being co-consecrators.
On 24 July 2012, Tartaglia was nominated as Archbishop of Glasgow, replacing Archbishop Mario Conti. On 8 September of the same year, he was installed at St Andrew’s Cathedral. Consequently, at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on 29 June 2013, he received the pallium from Pope Francis.
On 13 January 2021, at the age of 70, Tartaglia died. After testing positive for COVID-19 a week prior to his death, he was self-isolated at his home in Glasgow.
Our Archbishop Philip Tartaglia Glasgow died this morning. God rest his soul pic.twitter.com/NoyWXEkUBv
— (AMH) Anna (@AMH32740244) January 13, 2021
BREAKING: The Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia has died suddenly this morning. pic.twitter.com/jefKWZVMkm
— Radio Clyde News (@RadioClydeNews) January 13, 2021
We are saddened to hear of the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia who was a huge supporter of the club and regularly attended matches at Celtic Park.
Everyone at Celtic offers their sincere condolences to Philip’s family and Scotland’s Catholic community at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/R9Hu9DJaoq
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 13, 2021