PORT Glasgow Priest Appointed Bishop

InverClyde Now

Monday, 28 December 2015

THE Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow has been appointed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.

The diocese has been vacant since April 2014 when Bishop Joseph Toal became the Bishop of Motherwell.

Bishop-Elect McGee, who grew up in Greenock, said: “It was very humbling, and indeed frightening, to be informed by the Papal Nuncio that Pope Francis had nominated me to be the new bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. However, after reflection and prayer I now face this mission with quiet but definite confidence. Yes, I remain aware of my limitations but I am even more aware of the power of God’s grace which, with our co-operation, overcomes our shortcomings. Experience has taught me that positively answering God’s invitations is always to our own advantage.”

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