Bishop John Mone, 1929 – 2016. Rest in peace.

The community of the Pontifical Scots College offers prayers for the repose of the soul of Bishop John Mone, Bishop Emeritus of Paisley, who died earlier today.

Bishop Mone, the third Bishop of Paisley, passed away peacefully in the Holy Rosary Residence, Greenock, just before 6am this morning.

Bishop John Keenan pictured with Bishop Emeritus, John Mone in March 2014. Photo courtesy of Paul McSherry

Bishop John Keenan pictured with Bishop Emeritus, John Mone in March 2014. Photo courtesy of Paul McSherry

Announcing the sad news, Bishop Keenan described him as “a holy man of God” and praised his gentle and steadfast leadership of the diocese. Meanwhile, Rector of the Scots College, Fr. Dan Fitzpatrick, who was ordained by Bishop Mone in 2001 said, “Bishop Mone was always a great example of devoted, humble priesthood carried out with joy and conviction that touched many lives in the diocese and beyond.”

Born and brought up in Glasgow, John Mone was the fourth of six children. He studied in France before being ordained priest in 1952. Pope St. John Paul II named him an auxiliary Bishop for Glasgow in 1984 and he was named as the third Bishop of Paisley in 1988.

He retired in 2004 and remained active in the diocese.

The condolences of the Scots College community go to his family, friends and the people of the diocese of Paisley. May he rest in peace.

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