BY Ian Dunn | May 30 | comments icon 1 COMMENT     print icon print

5-APOSTOLIC-NUNCIO-MENNINI

New Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh next month, nuncio suggests

The Papal nuncio to the United Kingdom has said that he hopes a new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will be appointed next month.

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (above) told the BBC today that finding a replacement for Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Archbishop of  St Andrews and Edinburgh earlier this year and admitted inappropriate behaviour, was a priority for the Church.

The nuncio also said that ‘notwithstanding his mistake’ Cardinal O’Brien had done ‘a lot of good for the Church.’

“We cannot judge the cardinal only for these very serious events, because in every person there is black and white, we have positive and negative,” the archbishop said.

Bishops will also be appointed to fill vacancies in Paisley and Dunkeld by the end of the summer, he added.

The Catholic Church in Scotland currently has only four bishops in place serving its eight dioceses.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Great news for the Church in Scotland. My prayers and best wishes for those who are to be appointed. Time to move on and to restore our integrity.

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