| 23rd January 2015 | Modified: 26th January 2015 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 51 times

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23rd January 2015

After feeling unwell, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was admitted to hospital in Salamanca on Thursday 22 January. Following initial treatment and tests at the University hospital in Salamanca it has been confirmed that he has suffered a heart attack.

The Scottish   Bishops are currently attending an in-service week at the Scots College in Salamanca, Archbishop Tartaglia is President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland.

Archbishop Tartaglia is conscious today (Friday) and in good spirits, he has been visited by other Scots bishops attending the meeting.  

The Archbishop will remain in hospital in Spain until he is well enough to return home. Further medical updates will be released if any change in the Archbishop s condition takes place.

Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Glasgow have been informed of the Archbishop s illness and special prayers will be said this weekend throughout the Archdiocese for his recovery.


Note to Editors:

1. No one from the Archdiocese will be available for interview.
2. Biography: Archbishop Tartaglia: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/archbishop

Peter Kearney
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168(T)
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07968 122291(M)

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