Bishop of the Diocese of Paisley
Bishop John Keenan LLB PhL STB
Bishop John Keenan was appointed Bishop of Paisley by His Holiness Pope Francis on Saturday 8th February 2014. Bishop Keenan succeeded the Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia PhB STD, who became the Archbishop of Glasgow in September 2012.
The installation of Bishop Keenan took place at St Mirin's Cathedral in Paisley on Wednesday 19th March 2014, the Feast of St Joseph. He became Scotland's youngest Bishop following his ordination.
Bishop John took as his motto "Suscepit servum recordatus misericordiae," which means "He protects His servant remembering His Mercy," which is inspired by the Magnificat.
Bishop John Keenan was born in 1964 and was baptised in St Joseph's, Cowcaddens. He studied at the University of Glasgow and at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Previous appointments include:
Christ the King, Kings Park (1995-200)
Chaplain at Holyrood (1997-2000)
Lecturer in Philosophy, Scotus College (1995-2005)
University of Glasgow Chaplain (2000-2014)
Parish Priest of St Patrick's, Anderston (2013-2014)
Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Glasgow (2013-2014)