Pope Francis has agreed to appoint an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Glasgow. The new bishop will assist Archbishop Tartaglia who turns 65 in January. The Archbishop asked the Pope for an auxiliary following his health scare earlier this year… Source
If the Archbishop of Glasgow is not able to fulfil his office, due to poor health – for which our sympathy – then, surely the right thing to do is to resign? Having an auxiliary running the show can’t be good for the Archdiocese. The clergy already feel they are neglected, with sources telling Catholic Truth that priests feel dissatisfied with the current situation, so the way forward, it seems to us amateurs, is to allow a “new brush” to “sweep [the archdiocese] clean”. Well? What do YOU think?