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Archdiocese of
st andrews & edinburgh
Our Archbishop

The Most Reverend Leo Cushley, PhB STB SLL JCD

Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh
Born June 1961, Wester Moffat, Lanarkshire.

Educated: All Saints’ Primary School, Coatdyke (1966 – 1967); St John the Baptist’s Primary School, Uddingston (1967 – 1973); Holy Cross High School, Hamilton (1973 – 1975); St Mary’s College, Blairs (1975 – 1979); Pontifical Scots College, Rome (1979 – 1987); Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (PhB 1981; STB 1984; JCD 1997); Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome (SLL 1987).

Ordained priest 7 July 1985 by the Right Reverend Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell; curate Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell (1987 – 1988); curate St Serf’s, Airdrie (1988 – 1992); curate St Aidan’s, Wishaw (1992 – 1993); chaplain St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie; chaplain Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell (1992 – 1993); chaplain St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw (1992 – 1993); Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome (1994 – 1997); Second Secretary, Apostolic Nunciature, Burundi (1997 – 2001); First Secretary, Apostolic Nunciature, Portugal (2001 – 2004); First Secretary, Holy See’s Observer Mission to the United Nations, New York (2004 – 2007); Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho (2007 – 2009); Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature, Botswana (2008 – 2009); Head of English Language Section, Secretariat of State, Vatican City (2009 – 2013); Prelate of the Anticamera, the Apostolic Palace (2012 – 2013). Grand Cross Conventual Chaplain ad honorem Knights of Malta (2015); Knight Commander with Star, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (2016 )

Nominated 8th Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh by Pope Francis 24 July 2013 and consecrated by His Eminence James Michael Cardinal Harvey, Cardinal-Deacon of San Pio V a Villa Carpegna and Archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls, 21 September 2013, the feast of St Matthew the Apostle.

ADDRESS
Archdiocesan Offices
100 Strathearn Road
Edinburgh
EH9 1BB
CONTACT
Secretary: Sister Mirjam Hugens FSO
T: 0131 623 8902
F: 0131 623 8899
E: archsecretary@staned.org.uk
Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, Charity No. SC008540
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