Papal Honour for Scots Priest

The former Vice-Rector of Scotus College Seminary in Bearsden, Father John Hughes, has been named by Pope Francis, Chaplain of His Holiness with the title Monsignor.

Father John Hughes (65), Rector of the Pontifical Scots College Rome, qualifies under new regulations to be named a Monsignor.

He was also chaplain and lecturer at St Andrew’s College of Education for teachers for Catholic schools.

Archbishop Tartaglia said: “I’m delighted for John. This award recognises his distinguished service to Catholic teacher education and to the formation of priests.”