Archbishop of Glasgow, 70, dies suddenly after positive Covid test
The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia has died after contracting Covid-19.
Tributes have poured in for the religious leader, described as a ‘fine man’ who was a ‘huge’ fan of Scottish giants
The 70-year-old, who had served as Archbishop since 2012, tested positive for coronavirus shortly
after Christmas and was self-isolating at home. The Catholic Church in Scotland said the cause of his death
was not yet clear.
A statement from the Archdiocese read: “The Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, has died
suddenly at his home in Glasgow. He was 70 years old.
“Archbishop Tartaglia, who had served as archbishop of Glasgow since 2012, had tested positive for Covid-19
shortly after Christmas and was self-isolating at home. The cause of death is not yet clear.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among those to pay tribute, writing: “Archbishop Tartaglia was a fine man
who was much loved within the Catholic community and beyond.