Archbishop Emeritus

Most Reverend Mario Joseph Conti



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Born at Elgin, Moray, 20th March 1934.  Educated at St Marie's Convent, Elgin; Springfield School, Elgin; St Mary's College, Blairs; Scots College and Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (PhL 1955, STL 1959).  Ordained priest at Rome 26th October 1958.  St Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen 1959-62; parish priest, Wick 1962-67; Thurso 1967-77.  Nominated bishop of Aberdeen 28th February 1977 and ordained by Gordon Gray, cardinal archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh at Aberdeen, 3rd May 1977. Commendatore nell' Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana 1981; honorary D.D. (University of Aberdeen) 1989; Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knight Commander with Star 1989, and Grand Prior, Scottish Lieutenancy 2013-; Principal Chaplain to the British Association of the Order of Malta 1995-2000, 2005-; Conventual Chaplain Grand Cross ad honorem to the Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta 2001; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Translated to Glasgow 22 February 2002; Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Paisley 2004-05.  Honorary D.D. (University of Glasgow) 2010.  Retired 8th September 2012.  Honorary D.Litt. (Glasgow Caledonian University) 2015.

Residence:  40 Newlands Road, Glasgow, G43 2JD




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