MOLINA /Diocesan priest Julián Vicente García dies

Source: Cartagena Bishopric

Yesterday, at the age of 82, the diocesan priest Julián Vicente García passed away at the Residencia Nuestra Señora de Fátima in Molina de Segura. His mortal remains are being veiled in the funeral of the Consolation of Molina and the funeral Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cartagena, will be held this afternoom at the Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus de Molina, at 4:30 p.m.

Julián Vicente García was born in Molina on February 28, 1937 and was baptized in the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, from his hometown, on July 9, 1939. He entered the Seminary of the Carmelites of Villarreal (Castellón) in January 1951, until October 25, 1955, the year in which he began the novitiate in Caudete (Albacete). He studied Philosophy in Onda (Castellón); of Theology at the International College of St. Albert of Rome; and Canon Law at the Faculty of Comillas, obtaining in all specialties the Bachelor’s degree.

He was ordained a priest on July 2, 1961, with dispensation from the fourth year of theology, in the church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Rome, by Bishop Alfonso M. Ungarelli, titular Bishop of Azuren.

In 1973 he decided to leave the Order, being welcomed by Bishop Luis Aponte Martínez, Cardinal Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico, where he had been working for more than twenty years.

It was incardinated in the Diocese of Cartagena on June 28, 1993, occupying in the Diocese the following pastoral offices:

– 1989-1993: Parish priest of San Roque de Alumbres.

– 1989-1993: Pastor of the Virgen de la Caridad of Valle de Escombreras.

– 1989-1993: Pastor of the Our Lady of Sorrows of Roche.

– 1993-1999: Pastor of the Santa María Magdalena de Cehegín.

– 1999-2011: Parish priest of La Purísima de Llano de Molina.

– 2011-2015: Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Angels of Fenazar.

In addition, he has held other positions such as: chaplain of the Hospital de la Real Piedad de Cehegín (1995-1999); Archpriest of Caravaca Urbano (1995-1998); and chaplain of the 2015 Residencia de Fátima de Molina de Segura (since 2015).

Rest in peace.