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9 November
Nov 9
9th November 2005
Bishop Stephen McGill, the former Bishop of Paisley who retired in 1988 after twenty years in the post has died peacefully at Nazareth House, Paisley Road West Glasgow in the early hours of Wednesday morning 9th November 2005 aged 93.  

A former Rector of Blairs College (Scotland's Junior Catholic Seminary) and Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1960 to 1968, he also participated in the II Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965.  

Bishop McGill was translated to Paisley on 25 July 1968 where he served for the next twenty years, retiring as Bishop of Paisley on the 30 March 1988.  
He was succeeded by Bishop John Mone who himself retired in 2004 and will shortly be replaced by the new Bishop-Elect of Paisley, Fr. Philip Tartaglia,, who will be ordained on 20 November at St.Mirin's Cathedral.  

Speaking from the meeting of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland in Glasgow,  
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop Mario Conti and Bishop John Mone paid tribute to their late colleague:  

Cardinal O'Brien  

"For many years Bishop McGill was the father figure of the Bishops  
Conference of Scotland. Having helped train generations of young men at  
Blairs College, both as Spiritual Director and Rector. He was able to  
continue that training as a Bishop and was much revered and loved. His  
influence during life was enormous. Let us show our gratitude by praying now for the happy repose of his soul."  

Archbishop Conti  

"Bishop McGill made a deep impression on several generations of Catholics.  
Both by reason of his personality and length of service of the Church as  
priest and Bishop. I know this from personal experience, from Blairs in the  
50s, and from days in Paisley."  

Bishop Mone  

I am deeply saddened by the death of my predecessor. I knew him well. He was a great role model for me as a Bishop, and helped lead the Church after  
Vatican II. He was a friend, a companion, and we were both from Holy Cross  
in the South side of Glasgow. We even went to the same school. A very  
prudent man and a very prayerful man. May God rest his soul."  


Peter Kearney  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  

Note to editors:  

The funeral will take place at St. Mirin s Cathedral at 12noon on Saturday 12th November 2005.

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