| 08th May 2009 | Modified: 20th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 44 times | Liked 0 times

8 May
May 8
8th May 2009

New Rector for Scots College in Rome

Friday 8 May 2009

Following their meeting in Glasgow on 5 and 6 May the Bishops Conference of Scotland have announced that with effect from 1 July 2009 Fr John Hughes will be appointed Rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome.

Commenting on the appointment Archbishop Mario Conti said; I am delighted that a priest from Glasgow with very considerable experience of dealing
with young people and their formation at St. Andrew s College, Glasgow University and latterly as Director of Studies and Vice Rector at Scotus
College will become the new rector in Rome. Archbishop Conti added; He will succeed Fr Paul Milarvie as Rector of this prestigious college which has provided priests for Scotland since 1600.

Reacting to the announcement of his appointment, Fr John Hughes said;
I am very much aware of the responsibility and challenge in being Rector of the Scots College in Rome, particularly as we move into a new phase of seminary provision for Scotland. I feel privileged to have been entrusted with this mission by the Bishops' Conference and look forward to serving the seminary community in this ministry of leadership.  

Fr. John added
In twenty-five years of priesthood I have become increasingly conscious
of the support and prayers of family, friends and so many good people. I would ask them to continue to pray for me as I prepare to follow in the footsteps of exemplary rectors of the past. Finally, I would encourage continued prayer for all our seminarians, that God will guide them in their discernment and bless them for their courage and generosity.

Additionally the community of Croatian nuns currently working in a support capacity in the College will return to their home country and in their place a group of Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, currently based in Glasgow will   move to Rome to support the college staff. Commenting on the move,  
Sr Loyola said;

"We are extremely happy and extremely excited because it's a whole new beginning as an international body. We've been in Glasgow since 1847.
Because so many of our Sisters are from Africa it's a great opportunity in forming an international community right at the heart of the Church."


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

Note to Editors.

Biography Fr John Hughes:

Ordained 1984, prior to ordination taught Modern Languages at secondary school level. After studies in Rome (Licence in Patristics) worked in parish ministry at St. Matthew's. Bishopbriggs.  

Chaplain St. Andrew's College of Education.  
From 1999 lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow. 2004 appointed Vice-Rector and Director of Studies - Scotus College.  
Has taught Church Latin, N.T. Greek, Early Church History, Homiletics, Pastoral Theology and Faith and Art.  

Will celebrate Silver Jubilee of Ordination this summer.

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 44 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Church calls on BMA members to oppose decriminalisation of abortion

| 2 days ago | Blogging

In a letter to Scotland’s catholic parishes, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, Anthony Horan has urged catholic members of the BMA to sign an open letter to the organisation urging delegates to the BMA conference next Tuesday (27 June) to reject a motion calling for abortion to be...

Catholic Church Safeguarding Review Group established

| 15th June 2017 | Blogging

In December 2016, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Scotland announced that Helen Liddell would Chair the Independent Review Group (IRG) set up as a result of the McLellan Commission Report into the current safeguarding policies, procedures and practices within the Church in Scotland.   T...

Funeral of Eilidh MacLeod

| 05th June 2017 | Blogging

The funeral Mass for Eilidh MacLeod, will take place at 11.15am today (Monday 5 June 2017) in the church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Castlebay, Barra. Parish Priest, Fr John Paul MacKinnon will celebrate the Mass which will also be relayed to mourners in nearby Castlebay Hall.   In his...

Barra Priest asks islanders to come together and pray together

| 27th May 2017 | Blogging

Fr. John Paul MacKinnon, parish priest on the island of Barra will urge the island community to come together and pray together this weekend as the islands of Barra & Vatersay struggle to come to terms with “a devastating week”.   Preaching at Mass tomorrow (Sunday 28 May) he will say...