34 Future Priests

On Saturday, 3rd of November, 34 faithful of Opus Dei from 16 countries will receive the diaconate in the Roman basilica of St. Eugene. Their priestly ordination will be next May 4th.

Opus Dei - 34 Future Priests

The bishop who will ordain the new deacons is Archbishop Celso Morga, of Mérida-Badajoz (Spain).

The ceremony will take place at 10.30 am at the Basilica of St. Eugene (Viale delle Belle Arti, 10, Rome). Unlike priestly ordinations, it will not be transmitted over the internet.

The 34 candidates come from Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Venezuela, Chile, the United States, Kenya, France, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uganda, the Philippines, Peru and Italy. These are their names:

  • Sérgio Sardinha de Azevedo (Brazil)
  • Luis Miguel Bravo Álvarez (Colombia)
  • José María Cerveró García (Spain)
  • Miguel Ángel de Fuentes Guillén (Spain)
  • Ernesto de la Peña González (Mexico)
  • José Luis de Prada Llusá (Spain)
  • Javier María Erburu Calvo (Spain)
  • Samuel Thomas Harold Fancourt (New Zealand)
  • Gerardo Andrés Febres-Cordero Carrillo (Venezuela)
  • José Nicolás Garcés Lira (Chile)
  • Óscar Garza Aincioa (Spain)
  • Pedro González-Aller Gross (Spain)
  • John Paul Graells Antón (United States)
  • Diego Guerrero Gil (Spain)
  • Jorge Iriarte Franco (Spain)
  • Paul Muleli Kioko (Kenya)
  • Yann Le Bras (France)
  • Cristhian Alcides Lezcano Vicencini (Paraguay)
  • Álvaro Linares Rodríguez (Spain)
  • Miguel Llamas Díez (Spain)
  • Eduardo Andrés Marín Perna (El Salvador)
  • Javier Martínez González (Spain)
  • Luis María Martínez Otero (Spain)
  • Bernardo José Montes Arraztoa (Chile)
  • Bernard Kagunda Nderito (Kenya)
  • Deogratias Gumisiriza Nyamutale (Uganda)
  • Nathaniel Peña Baluda (Philippines)
  • Rafael Quinto Pojol (Philippines)
  • César Augusto Risco Benites (Peru)
  • Rafael de Freitas Sartori (Brazil)
  • David Saumell Ocáriz (Spain)
  • Cayetano Taberner Navarro (Spain)
  • Claudio Tagliapietra (Italy)
  • Fernando María Valdés López (Spain)