NEW ARCHBISHOP OF GLASGOW HASPASTORAL SKILLS OF A SCORPION

The next Vatican Archbishop of Glasgow will be Philip Tartaglia.

It has emerged that earlier this year Bishop Tartaglia spoke about Mr Cairns, a former Scotland Office minister who died of acute pancreatitis last May. At a conference at Oxford University in April he said: 'If what I have heard is true about the relationship between the physical and mental health of gay men, if it is true then society is being very quiet about it. Recently in Scotland there was a gay Catholic MP who died at the age of 44 or so and nobody said anything. And why his body should just shut down at that age? Obviously he could have had a disease that would have killed anybody. But you seem to hear so many stories about this kind of thing, but society won’t address it.'

Mr Cairns’s partner, Dermot Kehoe, hit out at the archbishop-elect’s comments, accusing him of using the personal tragedy of the MP’s death to make a political point about same-sex marriage. Mr Kehoe also said the 'deeply painful' remarks added to the grief and pain felt by him and Mr Cairns’ family.

Full story at THE MAIL.

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NEW ARCHBISHOP OF GLASGOW HASPASTORAL SKILLS OF A SCORPION — 9 Comments

  1. “He is sorry for any hurt which has resulted, there was certainly no offence or judgment intended in his words.”

    Well, I think you’re a flaming a**hole. But I’m sorry for any hurt that has resulted because I certainly didn’t intend any offense or judgment by calling you a flaming a**hole.

  2. At your death, Archbishop, how will you wish to be remembered? With, perhaps, as much venom as you inflicted on Mr. Cairns and his partner?

  3. Ah, the Clan Tartaglia! Well known, old, established family.

    Of course, he does remind me of another famous Scottish figure – Fat Bastard.

  4. My God!!! :-0

    Nevermind Tartaglia’s elevation—that he wasn’t instantly CANNED by B16, tells you all you need to know about the Roman Pontiff.

    [Off-topic: MP, shouldn’t you have widget for the August edition of NWfHC in the sidebar?]