BY Ian Dunn | December 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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New bishop to be installed on January 9

Bishop Stephen Robson will be installed as the Bishop of Dunkeld on Thursday, January 9 2014 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee.

He will be the 9th Bishop of Dunkeld since the Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy in 1878.

Bishop Robson said yesterday he was ‘deeply honoured to have been chosen by Pope Francis as the next Bishop of Dunkeld’ and he was looking forward to ‘living and working there, getting to know the clergy, religious and laity and accompanying them on their Christian journey.’

Praise for the appointment continues to come in from around Scotland with Philippa Bonella, SCIAF’s head of communications and education, saying Bishop Robson was an excellent choice.

“We warmly welcome the news of Bishop Stephen’s appointment,” she said. “He has been a real asset to SCIAF’s board over the past year and we look forward to working with him for the benefit of the people of Dunkeld and poor communities around the world.”

—ian@sconews.co.uk

 

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