The Most Reverend Leo Cushley
The Most Reverend Leo Cushley is the Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Born in Lanarkshire, he studied for the priesthood at St Mary’s College, Blairs, Aberdeenshire and the Pontifical Scots College in Rome.
He was ordained for the Diocese of Motherwell in 1985. In 1994 he was recruited by the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See, going on to serve in Egypt, Burundi, Southern Africa, Portugal and the United Nations in New York. From 2009 until 2013, he was head of the English-language section of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome before being appointed as Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh by His Holiness Pope Francis in 2013.