Tributes have been made to Vincent Logan, the former Bishop of Dunkeld, and former priest of our Archdiocese.
He was born in Bathgate in 1941 and served in parishes incuding St Margaret's, Davidson Mains, St Matthew's, Rosewell and St Mary's Ratho. He made headlines in 1981 when he was ordained Bishop of Dunkeld at the age of 39, making him one of the youngest bishops in the world.
Scotland’s Bishops mourn the death of Bishop Emeritus Vincent Logan : "The bishops of Scotland offer our deep condolences and the promise of our prayers to Bishop Stephen Robson and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld as they remember Bishop Vincent. pic.twitter.com/5L57A6Kquq
— BCoS (@BishopsScotland) January 14, 2021
Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Vincent Logan, the retired bishop of Dunkeld.
"The bishops of Scotland offer our deep condolences and the promise of our prayers to Bishop Stephen Robson and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld as they remember Bishop Vincent."
He added: "Coming only a day after the death in Glasgow of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia marks this week as one of loss and mourning for the Catholic church in Scotland.
"Bishop Vincent Logan was dedicated and energetic. His episcopal ordination in 1981 at the age of 39 made him one of the youngest bishops in the world and gave him an energy and zeal in all he did. His commitment to Catholic Education was well known and his robust defence of it will be long remembered.
"On behalf of the Bishops of Scotland, we commend his soul into the hands of God and pray that he may enjoy eternal rest.”
Friend of priests
Friend and fellow priest Paul Capaldi said: "He was a great pastoral bishop, much loved by his priests. As a priest of our Archdiocese, he pioneered catechetics, visiting all the schools and was our head of Catholic Education until 1981.
"He formed Priests Scotland 25 years ago so that clergy across the country could meet up regularly for retreats. He organised many pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome."
Archbishop Leo Cushley said: "He was held in high regard and was nominated bishop at an extraordianrliy young age in recognition of his talents and gifts, especially in education.
"He enjoyed a distinguished time as Bishop and, as a priest of our Archdiocese, he is remembered with affection and respect. May he rest in peace."
For the last year or so, Bishop Emeritus Logan was based at St Mary's Home in Carnoustie. He was 79. Requiescat in Pace.