Dávid Bartimej Tencer

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David Bartimej Tencer,[needs Icelandic and Slovakian IPA] OFMCap (born on 18 May 1963 in Nová Baňa, former Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reykjavík.

David Bartimej Tencer, O.F.M.Cap.
Bishop of Reykjavík
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed18 September 2015
PredecessorPierre Bürcher
Ordination15 June 1986
Consecration31 October 2015
by Pierre Bürcher
Personal details
Birth nameDavid Bartimej Tencer
Born (1963-05-18) May 18, 1963 (age 57)
Nová Baňa, Slovak Socialist Republic, former Czechoslovakia
Ecclesiastical arms of Bishop Tencer


On 15 June 1986, David Tencer received the sacrament of priestly ordination for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Banská Bystrica. In 1990, Tencer entered into the Order of the Capuchins, and on 28 August 1994 he made his perpetual profession.

On 18 September 2015, Pope Francis appointed him bishop of Reykjavík.[1] On October 31, 2015, his predecessor, Pierre Bürcher, ordained him bishop in Reykjavík. His co-consecrators were the Apostolic Nuncio in Iceland, Archbishop Henryk Józef Nowacki, and the bishop of Žilina, Tomáš Galis.

On 17 June 2017 a new Catholic Church was consecrated in Reydarfjordur in a ceremony led by Bishop Tencer. The church building was a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church. The church was built from wood in Slovakia, disassembled and shipped to Reydarfjordur where it was re-assembled. Robert Fico, the Prime Minister of Slovakia, attended the consecration.[2]


  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 18.09.2015 [B0689]". press.vatican.va. Vatican Press Office. Retrieved 10 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "This beautiful church was a gift from Slovakia to Icelandic Catholics". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 2017-08-22.

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