May 29, 2016
WELCOME BACK FATHER MANUEL VIERA, O.F.M.
While Fr. John is away for the month of June, Fr. Manuel of the Diocese of Tucson will be celebrating many of the weekend Masses. Fr. Manuel, a Franciscan, came to the Diocese in September 2012 first as the Canonical Affairs Specialist and now is the Judicial Vicar. He holds a Masters in Divinity, as well a Licentiate in Canon Law. Fr. Manuel was born in Cuba, is a naturalized citizen of the United States and grew up in Florida. He has been a priest since 1982 and resides at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Before coming to Tucson, he was the Judicial Vicar for both the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the and Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is bilingual and specializes in Tribunal Law.