The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has died suddenly at his home in Glasgow, the archdiocese has announced. He was 70 years old.
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 Archbishop Tartaglia, but until then the archdiocese will be overseen by an administrator.
The archdiocese said further information will be released as and when it becomes available.
Picture: The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, RIP.