Statement on the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Provost Martin Brennan has offered, on behalf of the Inverclyde community, his condolences following the death of Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia.

Archbishop Tartaglia served Inverclyde through the Diocese of Paisley as the fourth Bishop of Paisley from 2005 until 2012 when he was appointed Archbishop of Glasgow.

Provost Brennan said: “Archbishop Tartaglia was a man of faith but was also an ambassador for the principles of caring and compassion.

“His loss will be felt in the Catholic Church and in wider Scottish public life.

“On behalf of the community of Inverclyde, I convey our condolences to Archbishop Tartaglia’s family and to the wider Catholic community suffering this loss.

“I hope they are comforted by the warmth of the reaction across the country to the news of his death.”