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 Reykjavík

The diocese of Reykjavík is headed by ThLic. 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 supplying parish priest at Hriňova and later chaplain priest at Zvolen. He becomes parish administrator in Sklenné Teplice at 1989 and at 1990 in Podkonice.

He asked his bishop to disengage him so that he could enter to capuchin’s Order and in 1990 he started his novitiate. He emitted his first religious profession on 1991 at Podkonice. At 1992 he had begun his studies of franciscan spirituality at Antonianum in Rome which he finished with license at 1994. He emitted solemn profession in the Church of Nativity of saint John Baptist in Kremnické Bane – Johanesberg.

After his return from Rome he was parish administrator in Holíč, magister of postulates and member of provincial’s council. In 1996 he was transferred to Raticovvrch at Hriňova, as superior in this convent until 2003 and till 2000 even magister of postulates. Starting from the scholastic year 2001/02 till 2004 he teaches homiletic in the Seminary in Badin and spiritual theology. As superior of fraternity in Žilina in 2003 until 2004 he was teaching spiritual theology in the Institute of saint Tomas of Aquin in Žilina.

He came to Iceland in 2004 and was appointed like parish vicar priest in Stella Maris parish in Reykjavik Breiðholt and started to learn icelandic. In 2007 he was appointed like a parish priest in St. Thorlac parish in Reyðarfjörður. He is member of the Presbyteral Council and of the Collegium Consultorum of the Diocese of Reykjavik.

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