Welcome!

As bishop of Reykjavík it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the homepage of our diocese. 

The Catholic Diocese of Reykjavík consists of 6 parishes and covers the whole country of Iceland.

You are welcome to us and I hope you will find this homepage useful and interesting.

With blessings!

+ David B. Tencer OFMCap

 

THE BISHOP OF REYKJAVIK

The diocese of Reykjavík is headed by Dávid Bartimej Tencer, O.F.M.Cap. He was born on May 18, 1963 at Nová Baňa. Ordained priest on July 15, 1986 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, for the diocese of Banská Bystrica, he was supply parish priest at Hriňova and later curate priest at Zvolen. He became parish administrator in Sklenné Teplice in 1989 and in 1990 in Podkonice.

He asked his bishop to release him so that he could enter the Capuchin Order and in 1990 he started his novitiate. He made his first religious profession on 1991 at Podkonice. In 1992 he began his studies of Franciscan spirituality at Antonianum in Rome which he finished with a license in theology in 1994. He made solemn profession in the Church of Nativity on August 28, 1994 of Saint John Baptist in Kremnické Bane – Johanesberg.

After his return from Rome he was parish administrator in Holíč, master of Postulants and member of provincial’s council. In 1996 he was transferred to Rat icov vrch at Hriňova, as superior in this convent until 2003 and till 2000 still master of postulates. Starting from the scholastic year 2001/02 till 2004 he taught homiletics in the Seminary in Badin and spiritual theology. As superior of the fraternity in Žilina in 2003 until 2004 he was teaching spiritual theology in the Institute of Saint Thomas of Aquin in Žilina.

He came to Iceland in 2004 and was appointed parish vicar in Stella Maris parish in Reykjavik and started to learn Icelandic. In 2007 he was appointed parish priest in St. Thorlac parish in Reyðarfjörður. He was also a member of the Presbyteral Council and of the Collegium Consultorum of the Diocese of Reykjavik, before he was chosen as Bishop of Reykjavik.