| 03rd December 2010 | Modified: 20th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 65 times | Liked 0 times

3 December
Dec 3
3rd December 2010

Bishop Vincent Logan to step down as Bishop of Dunkeld after almost 30 years in office.

69-year old Bishop Vincent Logan has tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on health grounds.  
Bishop Logan said, I deeply regret having to make this decision, but I have no choice. My health means I am no longer able to give 100% and I feel the Church deserves no less.

I owe it to the priests and people of Dunkeld to step aside and let someone else give them new leadership.

It has been an honour, a privilege and a pleasure to be serve the priests and people of Dunkeld Diocese as their bishop for 30 years. I am immensely grateful to countless people who have supported me loyally throughout my ministry.

I pay tribute to my priests and deacons who labour tirelessly on behalf of our Lord and His Church in an increasingly secular world, to the Religious for their enormous contribution to diocesan life, and I thank God for the lay people who witness to the values of the Gospel in their daily lives.

I acknowledge, too, the working relationship I have enjoyed with the wider community throughout the diocese and I thank all of them for their courtesy and friendship over the years.

It will take some time before my successor is appointed, but I felt it was only fair to make my decision known so that the priests and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld can plan for the future.

My hope is that, God willing, I will still be able to make a contribution to the life of the Church in Scotland, both at national and diocesan level, albeit in a less public role.

Once again I offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has worked with me over the last 30 years and I pray that everyone will understand why I, very reluctantly, have had to come to this decision.

Paying tribute to Bishop Logan, Mgr Ken McCaffrey, Vicar General of the Diocese of Dunkeld, said, On behalf of the priests and people, I thank Bishop Vincent for his dedicated ministry as our Bishop and shepherd over 30 years.

Since his appointment in 1981, at the age of 39, he has given outstanding leadership to the priests and people of Dunkeld. He has been responsible for many initiatives over the years that have encouraged our people to live by the values of the Gospel.  

He has helped to give the Catholic Community a prominent place in the life, not only of Dundee, our Cathedral City, but throughout our country.

We are deeply sorry that his recent ill health has forced this decision, but we fully understand why he has had to make it.

For further information contact Elaine Harrison, Press and Media Consultant to Bishop Logan Tel 07762 106548


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

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 65 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

| 3 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...