The Holy Father has appointed Bishop William Nolan as the new Archbishop of Glasgow in succession to the late Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. Bishop Nolan is currently the Bishop of Galloway. Archbishop-elect Nolan was born on 26th January 1954, the fourth of 11 children born to William and Catherine Nolan. He was baptised in St Patrick’s Church, Craigneuk and educated at Cathedral Primary School in Motherwell, St Patrick’s Primary, Craigneuk, St Vincent’s College, Langbank (1965-67), and St Mary’s College, Blairs (1967-71). His senior seminary formation was at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome (1971-78) where he graduated with a Licence in Sacred Theology. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Motherwell on 30th June 1977. He served as assistant priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride, 1978-1980; assistant priest of St David’s, Plains, 1980-1983; vice-rector of the Scots College, Rome, 1983-1990; assistant priest of St Bridget’s, Baillieston, 1990-1994 and parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride, 1994 to February 2015. He has held the posts of chairman of the Council of Priests, 1992-1998; chairman of the Committee for Ongoing Formation of Priests, 1993-2004; administrator, St John Ogilvie, Vicar General of Motherwell Diocese, June 2014 to February 2015. Bishop Nolan was nominated as Bishop of Galloway on November 22 2014, by Pope Francis, and consecrated in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock on February 14 2015 by Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. The Holy Father Francis named him Archbishop of Glasgow on February 4 2022 and he will be installed as successor of St Mungo in St Andrew’s Cathedral on February 26 2022.