Following the announcement of the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Cardinal Vincent Nichols expressed his sorrow and offered prayers. In a statement issued on Wednesday 13 January, he said:
‘I have learned with great sadness of the sudden death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. All of Scotland will be saddened and shocked by his death, sentiments shared throughout England and Wales, too. He, and his family, are much in our prayers.
‘I have often enjoyed the warm hospitality of Archbishop Tartaglia and admired his pastoral sense and sharp mind. His leadership will be greatly missed.
‘May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.’