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8 December
Dec 8
8th December 2008

Monday 8 December 2008

Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop

The ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop will take place on Monday 8
December 2008 at 6pm in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban. Monsignor Joseph
Anthony Toal will be ordained by Cardinal Keith O'Brien as the new Bishop of
the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles. He will become the tenth Bishop of
Argyll and The Isles since the restoration of the Scottish Hierarchy in 1878
and will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999.

Commenting ahead of the ceremony, Bishop-elect Toal said;

As a Priest of the diocese of Argyll and The Isles I look forward very much
to serving the Priests and people of the Diocese as their Bishop. I ask for
their prayers on the occasion of my ordination, and throughout my ministry
among them. I also repeat my thanks to Bishop Ian Murray for his nine years
of service as Bishop, and offer him my very best wishes and prayers for his
retirement.

Bishop-Elect Toal added; "The diocese of Argyll and The Isles is one of the
most spectacularly beautiful areas of Scotland including the inner and outer
Hebrides, the west highlands and Argyll. It is also home to many
pre-reformation Catholic communities who to this day continue to cherish and
practice their faith as they have done for generations. I am honoured to
serve them and look forward to visiting every part of this diverse and
beautiful diocese.
Among the representatives of other churches and civic dignitaries attending
are:

Rt Rev Martin Shaw, Episcopal Church
Rev Dougal Cameron, Kilmore Church of Scotland Parish, Oban
Rev Adrian Varwell, Highlands area Church of Scotland
Allan Reid MP, Lib Dem, Argyll & Bute
William Petrie, Lord Provost of Argyll & Bute Council
Cllr Duncan McIntyre, Chair of Local Area Committee
Cllr Malcolm Burr, Convenor
Cllr Peter Carlin, Western Isles

ENDS

Peter Kearney
Director
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168
pk@scmo.org
www.scmo.org


Note to Editors:

1. You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew to the
ceremony starting at 6pm on Monday in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban.

2. Pope Benedict XVI announced that he has appointed Monsignor Joseph
Anthony Toal as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles on
Thursday 16 October 2008

3. For photographs of the ordination, contact Paul McSherry - 07770 393960

4. BIOGRAPHY:

Right Reverend Mongsignor Joseph Anthony Toal STB, born 13 October 1956, Roy
Bridge Inverness-shire.
Ordained at St Columba s Cathedral, Oban, July 1980, Attended St Vincent s
College, Langbank, St Mary s
College, Blairs, Royal Scots College, Valladolid, Spain and the STB
Pontifical University of Comillas, Spain.

Served as Assistant Priest, St. Peter s Daliburgh (1980-83); Staff member,
St. Mary s College Blairs (1983-86); Priest, St. Michael s Ardkenneth St
Uist (1986-91);   St Kieran s Campbeltown; (1991-1993); and St Mary s
Benbecula (1993 “ 1999).   Spiritual Director, Royal Scots College, Salamanca
(1999 “ 2005); Rector, , Royal Scots College, Salamanca (2005 “ 2008).

Mgr Toal is from a family of nine children, he has 5 brothers and 3 sisters,
all living in Scotland.

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