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Christ the King Cathedral (Landakotskirkja) in Reykjavik, Iceland. Credit: Helgi Halldórsson/freddi (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Catholic Church resumes Sunday Masses in Iceland

Jan 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic Church is resuming public Sunday Masses in Iceland after the government raised the number of people permitted to attend... Read more

Bishop David Tencer takes part in a press conference at the Vatican on Oct. 17, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Catholic bishop in Iceland appeals for lifting of 10-person Mass limit

Jan 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Iceland’s only Catholic bishop has called on the government to lift the country’s 10-person limit on Mass attendance, arguing that... Read more

The newly consecrated church in Reyðarfjörður, Iceland, is a gift from Slovakia.

This beautiful church was a gift from Slovakia to Icelandic Catholics

Jun 24, 2017

By CNA Staff

Bishop David Tencer of Reykjavik last week consecrated a new wooden church building, a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church. Read more

Iceland church.

Iceland's new bishop inherits a turbulent, fascinating Catholic history

Sep 19, 2015

By Mary Farrow

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. David Tencer, O.F.M. Cap., as bishop of Reykjavik, Iceland. Read more

Cathedral of Christ the King in Reykjavik, Iceland

Saint Thorlak, patron of Iceland, to be celebrated December 23

Dec 19, 2010

By CNA Staff

The Scandinavian island nation of Iceland will celebrate its national patron, St. Thorlak Thorhallsson, on Dec. 23.  Read more