| 08th December 2011 | Modified: 21st October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 81 times | Liked 0 times

8 December
Dec 8
8th December 2011

Thursday 8 December 2011  
Paisley Priest appointed new Vice Rector for Scots College in Rome.  

At their meeting of 6 & 7 December 2011, the Bishops'   Conference of Scotland appointed Father Daniel Fitzpatrick, currently Parish Priest of St. James', Renfrew, to the post of Vice Rector of the Pontifical Scots College, Rome.  

Father Fitzpatrick (44) is from Paisley and was ordained a priest in 2001. The appointment is for five years, from 2012-2017. Father Fitzpatrick will succeed Fr Frank Dougan (a priest of the Diocese of Motherwell) as Vice Rector of the Scots College, Rome.  

Commenting on the appointment, Bishop Philip Tartaglia of Paisley - Father Fitzpatrick's bishop - said: "Although we will miss Father Dan from the diocese, I am nonetheless very pleased to release him for this very important responsibility in our national seminary in Rome, for which Father Dan is eminently suited. We all wish him every blessing in his new post."  

Reacting to his appointment, Fr. Fitzpatrick said: "While I am sad to be leaving St. James' where I have enjoyed four years of support from the parish and the local schools, I am happy to accept this new responsibility at the college in Rome, a place that holds many memories of my own time studying there. I look forward to the responsibility and the challenge of being the Vice rector of the Pontifical Scots College and to continuing the work of my predecessor Fr Frank Dougan who was in my year group in the college."    


Peter Kearney
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Note to Editors:

Fr. Fitzpatrick will take up his post at the beginning of February 2012.     Prior to his ordination Fr. Fitzpatrick graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1990 and spent 5 years practising hospital medicine in the West of Scotland. He is a member of the Bishops' Joint Bioethics Committee and sits on the governing board of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre

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