Archbishop of Glasgow appointed

The new Archbishop of Glasgow has been formally installed at an inaugural mass in the city.

Philip Tartaglia, 61, the former Bishop of Paisley, takes over from Archbishop Mario Conti, who is retiring after 10 years in the post.

A ceremony was held at St Andrew's Cathedral this morning, where a letter from Pope Benedict XVI was read out formally appointing the new archbishop.

Archbishop Tartaglia said it was "an honour" be appointed in his home city and home diocese.

At the mass, which was attended by more than 600 people, he was presented with the Crozier of St Mungo before being greeted by representatives of the clergy.

Archbishop Tartaglia has recently come to the fore over the same-sex marriage debate, clashing with the Scottish Government over its proposals to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies.

He previously sent a strongly-worded submission to the First Minister and said governments "do not have the authority to say what marriage is or to change its nature or to decree that people of the same sex can marry".