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Tributes flow at beloved bishop’s passing

Bishop emeritus John Mone of Paisley died this peacefully in his sleep just before 6am this morning.

A much loved former bishop of Paisley and auxiliary bishop of Glasgow he was 87.

He passed away at the Holy Rosary care home, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Greenock and had been unwell for months following a fall earlier this year.

Ordained in 1952, he served as a priest in Glasgow for 64 years and as Bishop of Paisley for 16 years, until the appointment of Bishop Philip Tartaglia in 2004. He former president of SCIAF, he helped found the charity.

The current bishop of Paisley, John Keenan paid tribute to his predecessor saying ‘Bishop John was a holy man of God who was a gentle and faithful pastor of his people and who was dearly loved by the faithful, clergy and religious of Paisley diocese. May he rest in peace’.

“Our condolences go to his family who will thank God for his good life along with the people of the diocese,” he said. “Our heartfelt gratitude to Mother Stephen, the sisters and staff of the Holy Rosary Residence who cared for him lovingly to the end. Bishop John was given special spiritual care by Mons. Gerry Gallagher and we remember him too in our prayers.”

The SCO will cover all the tributes to Bishop Mone as they come in through he day.

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