Tayside and Central Scotland

New Bishop of Dunkeld named as Stephen Robson

Bishop-Elect Stephen Robson
Image caption Bishop Stephen Robson will be installed as Bishop of Dunkeld in the new year

Bishop Stephen Robson has been appointed as the new Bishop of Dunkeld by Pope Francis.

He will replace Bishop Vincent Logan, who stood down after almost 30 years in 2010 on health grounds.

Bishop Robson, who is 62 and was ordained in 1979, previously served as assistant to Cardinal Keith O'Brien for almost 30 years.

His installation is due to take place at St Andrew's Cathedral in Dundee in the new year.

Reacting to the announcement, Bishop Robson said a big priority for him in his new role would be to encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

He added: "I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by Pope Francis as the next Bishop of Dunkeld.

"Dunkeld is a beautiful diocese set in the heart of Scotland and I look forward to living and working there, getting to know the clergy, religious and laity and accompanying them on their Christian journey."

Until his new appointment, Bishop Robson was the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

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