Bishops appoint new Judicial Vicar of the Catholic Marriage Tribunal
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has announced the appointment of Canon Paul Gargaro, pictured right, as the new Judicial Vicar of the Scottish Catholic Inter-diocesan Tribunal with effect from 1st August 2018. The Bishops have also advised that the premises of the Tribunal will move from the south side of Glasgow to a City Centre location within the Curial Offices of the Archdiocese of Glasgow at 196 Clyde Street. The move to new premises will be completed by the end of September and the Tribunal will continue to function through this period. Announcing the appointment of the new Judicial Vicar, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, the Bishop-Moderator of the SCID said: “I am grateful to Canon Paul Gargaro for accepting the post of Judicial Vicar of the Scottish Catholic Inter-diocesan Tribunal and thank him on behalf of the Bishops of Scotland.”
Canon Gargaro, whose parents are Elizabeth and the late Raymond Gargaro, of Castlehill, Dumbarton, said: “It is a great honour to be asked by the bishops to succeed Monsignor Peter Magee, a regular visitor to St Patrick’s, Dumbarton, in leading the Scottish Catholic Inter-Diocesan Tribunal.
“Pope Francis has emphasised the important work of our tribunals in the delicate field of marriage nullity, and I look forward to cooperating with the many other dedicated people – priests, deacons, religious, and laymen and women – who minister at the Tribunal in continuing its fine work in our new premises”.
Canon Gargaro, who is a former pupil of Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton, will continue to be Parish Priest at St Patrick’s, Anderston, and Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Glasgow