The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has paid tribute to Bishop Emeritus Vincent Logan, following his death at the age of 79.
The Scottish Catholic Media Office announced that Bishop Logan had died today, 14th January 2021, only a day after the death of the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, described the week as “one of loss and mourning for the Catholic Church in Scotland”, as he recalled the dedication and energy of Bishop Logan.
“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Vincent Logan, the retired bishop of Dunkeld,” he said. “The bishops of Scotland offer our deep condolences and the promise of our prayers to Bishop Stephen Robson and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld as they remember Bishop Vincent.
“Coming only a day after the death in Glasgow of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia marks this week as one of loss and mourning for the Catholic church in Scotland.
“Bishop Vincent Logan was dedicated and energetic. His episcopal ordination in 1981 at the age of 39 made him one of the youngest bishops in the world and gave him an energy and zeal in all he did. His commitment to Catholic Education was well known and his robust defence of it will be long remembered.
“On behalf of the Bishops of Scotland, we commend his soul into the hands of God and pray that he may enjoy eternal rest.”
Picture: Bishop Vincent Logan, RIP. (Scottish Catholic Media Office).