It has been confirmed that Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of the Archdiocese of Glasgow has suffered a heart attack in Salamanca, Spain.
It is understood that the Archbishop is now recovering in hospital.
Below is the press release issued today by the Bishops of Scotland:
After feeling unwell, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was admitted to hospital in Salamanca on Thursday 22 January.
Following initial treatment and tests at the University hospital in Salamanca it has been confirmed that he has suffered a heart attack.
The Scottish Bishops are currently attending an in-service week at the Scots College in Salamanca, Archbishop Tartaglia is President of the Bishops’Conference of Scotland.
Archbishop Tartaglia is conscious today (Friday) and in good spirits, he has been visited by other Scots bishops attending the meeting.
The Archbishop will remain in hospital in Spain until he is well enough to return home. Further medical updates will be released if any change in the Archbishop’s condition takes place.
Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Glasgow have been informed of the Archbishop’s illness and special prayers will be said this weekend throughout the Archdiocese for his recovery.
The prayers and good wishes of Scots Catholic are with the Archbishop at this time.