José Vicente Nácher, a missionary of the Congregation of the Mission in Honduras, member of the Province of St. Vincent de Paul-Spain, has been appointed Archbishop of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa.
“I have the honor to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. José Vicente Nácher Tatay, CM, pastor of San Vicente de Paúl parish in the diocese of San Pedro Sula and Regional Superior of the Congregation of the Mission, as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tegucigalpa.” This announcement was issued by the Apostolic Nunciature in Honduras, and was released to the media at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
He replaces Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, whose resignation was accepted by the Pope at the age of 80 years and one month.
Fr. José Vicente Nácher Tatay, C.M. was born in Valencia (Spain) on April 10, 1964. He entered the Congregation of the Mission in Barcelona on October 1, 1986. He was ordained a priest on October 26, 1991. He has a degree in Sociology from the University of Alicante and studied Philosophy and Theology at the Major Seminary of the Congregation of the Mission, in Barcelona, and at the Faculty of Theology of Catalonia. He has devoted his life and all his priestly, Vincentian and pastoral activity to the Mission of Honduras (also called Region of Honduras). There he has held the following positions: pastor of San Vicente de Paul parish in San Pedro Sula (2000-2005); pastor of San Jose parish in Puerto Lempira (2006-2016) and episcopal vicar of the Moskitia in the diocese of Trujillo. He has been, from 2016 until now, pastor of San Vicente de Paul parish in San Pedro Sula and Regional Superior of the Congregation of the Mission in the Mission of Honduras.
He is expected to be consecrated bishop on March 25, solemn feast of the Annunciation of the Lord and a very important day for the Company of the Daughters of Charity.
From this web page, we congratulate our brother José Vicente and ask the Holy Spirit to fill him with his gifts to carry out this new service entrusted to him by the Church.
Celestino Fernández, C.M.