Rome: Ordination of 29 Deacons


Basilica Sant'Eugenio

Basilica Sant'Eugenio

Source: Opus Dei

Tomorrow, 9 November, 29 faithful of Opus Dei from 14 countries will be ordained as transitional deacons at St Eugene's Basilica in Rome. They will be ordained priests on May 23, 2020.

The ordination ceremony will take place at 10.30 in the morning in Rome, at the Basilica of Saint Eugene (Viale delle Belle Arti, 10). Unlike the priestly ordinations, this ceremony will not be live-streamed online.

Bishop Philippe Jean-Charles Jourdan, apostolic administrator of Estonia, will ordain the new deacons. He is the second bishop the country has had since the Protestant reformation in the 16th century.

The candidates for ordination are the following:

Santiago Altieri Massa Daus (Uruguay)
Alejandro Armesto García-Jalón (Spain)
José Luis Benito Roldán (Spain)
Guillermo Jesús Bueno Delgado (Spain)
Juan Luis Orestes Castilla Florián (Guatemala)
José Luis Chinguel Beltrán (Peru)
José de la Madrid Ochoa (Mexico)
Andrew Rowns Ekemu (Uganda)
Pablo Erdozáin Castiella (Spain)
Felipe José Izquierdo Ibáñez (Chile)
Kouamé Achille Koffi (Ivory Coast)
Santiago Teodoro López López (Spain)
Martín Ezequiel Luque Marengo (Argentina)
Andrej Matis (Slovakia)
Carlos Medarde Artime (Spain)
José Javier Mérida Calderón (Guatemala)
Claudio Josemaría Minakata Urzúa (Mexico)
Andrés Fernando Montero Marín (Costa Rica)
Ignacio Moyano Gómez (Spain)
Miguel Agustín Mullen (Argentina)
Miguel Ocaña González (Spain)
Ricardo Regidor Sánchez (Spain)
Antonio Rodríguez Tovar (Spain)
Manel Serra Palos (Spain)
Juan Esteban Ureta Cardoen (Chile)
Giovanni Vassallo (Italy)
Roberto Vera Aguilar (Mexico)
Juan Ignacio Vergara (Holland)
José Vidal Vázquez (Spain)


Tags: Opus Dei, Ordinations, Deacons, Jack Valero, St Eugene's Basilica, Rome

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