Juan Miguel Antonio José Nóvoa Fuente

Category: Priest
Birth Date: 3rd December 1901 (†20th May 1966)
Birth Place: O Incio (Lugo)

He started his studies in the Monastery of Samos and went on in the Seminary of Lugo. He was ordained as a priest on 19th April 1924.

 Work & Activities

He worked as a teacher in the Seminary during the school years 1923-1924 and 1924-925. In 1925, he was sent to the Spanish Colledge of Rome to improve his studies. In 1926, he took a doctor’s degree in Canon Law at the Gregorian Pontifical University of Rome. From 1927 to 1928 at the Latin Literature Pontifical Academy. In March 1928 he was nominated as secretary of studies of the Seminary of Lugo, deputy public prosecutor in 1932 and secretary chancellor of the papal Curia of Lugo in 1937. He was also the chaplain of the Servants of Jesus (from 1929 to 1937); adviser of the Diocesan Council of the Catholic Action Women Association, vicar-general of the bishopric of Lugo, precentor of Lugo’s cathedral, delegate of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela because of the Holy Year of 1943 and general secretary of the mission in Lugo. The Pope Pío XII nominated him as assistant bishop of Santiago de Compostela on 14th April 1956.