Following the announcement of the death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow on Wednesday 13 January, Archbishop Bernard Longley said: 

“I was very sad to learn of the sudden death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. He contributed so much over the years to the formation of clergy and to the cause of Christian unity in Scotland. He will be greatly missed as a loving pastor and a dedicated servant of Our Lord.

"On behalf of the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Birmingham I offer my condolences to Archbishop Philip’s family, to all the lay faithful, Religious, deacons and priests he has served as Archbishop of Glasgow and to his brother bishops in the Episcopal Conference of Scotland.  May he now enjoy the company of the blessed.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols expressed his sorrow and offered prayers. In a statement issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales 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."