new Bishop was born at Glasgow on the 11th January,
1951. He was the eldest son of Guido and Annita Tartaglia and
has three brothers and five sisters. After his primary
schooling at St. Thomasí, Riddrie, he began his secondary
education at St.
Mungoís Academy, Glasgow, before moving to the national
junior seminary at St. Vincentís College, Langbank and,
Maryís College, Blairs, Aberdeen. His ecclesiastical studies
were completed at the Pontifical Scots College, and the
Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
Philip was ordained Priest by Archbishop Thomas Winning in the
Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun on the 30th
June 1975. He then returned to Rome where he completed his
ordinary course of studies in 1976 before beginning his
research for his Doctorate in Sacred Theology. In 1978 he was
additionally appointed as Dean of Studies at the College in
Rome, and was also acting Vice-Rector at that time.
completing his Doctorate in 1980, on the Council of Trentís
teaching on the Eucharist, he was appointed assistant priest
at Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, while at the same time
becoming an extra-mural lecturer at St. Peterís College,
year later, he was appointed Lecturer at St. Peterís
College, Newlands, becoming Director of Studies in 1983. When
Chesters College, Bearsden, opened in 1985 he was made
Vice-Rector. In 1987 he was appointed Rector.
served as Rector until 1993 when he was sent to St.
Patrickís, Dumbarton, as Assistant Priest before being
appointed Parish Priest of St. Maryís, Duntocher in 1995. In
2004, the Bishopsí Conference asked him to return to
seminary as Rector of the Pontifical Scots College, Rome.
13th September 2005, it was announced that Father
Philip Tartaglia had been nominated by the Pope Benedict XVI
as Bishop of Paisley.
On 20th November 2005, the Solemnity of Christ the King,
he was ordained at Bishop of Paisley in St. Mirin's Cathedral
by Archbishop Mario Conti. The co-consecrating bishops were
Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, Missouri and Bishop
John Mone, Emeritus Bishop of Paisley.