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Rector of Scots College named a Monsignor

Pope Francis has named Fr John Hughes, who has been rector at Scotland’s seminary in Rome for five years, Chaplain of His Holiness

Pope Francis has named Fr John Hughes—rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome—Chaplain of His Holiness with the title Monsignor.

Fr Hughes, a Glasgow priest, is 65 years of age, and qualifies under new regulations to be named a Monsignor.

He has been rector of the Scots College Rome for five years. Before that, he was vice-rector of Scotus College Seminary in Bearsden, Glasgow, and for many years was chaplain and lecturer at St Andrew’s College of Education, which educated teachers for Catholic schools.

A ceremony will be held at the 12 noon Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow this Sunday, at which Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will present Fr Hughes with the parchment with which Pope Francis designates him to be a Chaplain of His Holiness.

“I am delighted for John,” Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow said. “This award recognises Monsignor John Hughes’ distinguished service to Catholic teacher education and to the formation of priests.”

Fr Hughes was appointed rector of the Scots College in 2009, succeeding Fr Paul Milarvie. Speaking at the time, Fr Hughes said he was aware of the responsibilities and challenges of becoming rector and that he was ‘privileged to have been entrusted with this mission by the Bishops’ Conference and look forward to serving the seminary community in this ministry of leadership.’

(Above) The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended to St Andrew’s Day celebrations at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome November 30 2012, unveiling the restored arms of Cardinal York with Fr John Hughes (right), who is to be made a Monsignor

Pic: UK in the Holy See


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