Bíróczi, István (Stephen) (Tardoskedd, now Tvrdošovce, Slovakia, 6 February 1942 - ) – Roman Catholic priest. His schooling began at Moravska Třebova (now in the Czech Republic), from where he was deported after World War II (1948-1949). He continued his schooling at the primary school of Tardoskedd with Slovakian as the language of instruction (1949-1950). However, from 1950 to 1956 he was able to study there in Hungarian when it was introduced as the language of instruction. In 1959 he completed high school at Érsekújvár (now Nové Zámky in Slovakia) also in Hungarian. Between 1959 and 1964 he obtained a Degree in Theology from the Faculty of Cyril and Method of the University of Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). From 1964 to 1969 he was Chaplain in Léva (now Levice, Slovakia) and in Ókomárom (now Komarno, Slovakia) (1969-1971). He was Parish Priest in Tornóc (now Trnovec nad Váhom, Slovakia (1971-1982) and from 1982 in Tallós (now Tomasikovo, Slovakia). He has been a member of the Liturgical Committee of the Nagyszombat (now Trnava, Slovakia) Diocese since 1978. Between 1987 and 1990 he was Instructor in Liturgical Music at the Cyril and Method Faculty of the University of Pozsony. Apart from church music and liturgy he carries out research in Sociology of Religion. His writings include What is Reflected in One’s Face? (Mi tükröződik az ember arcán?); Day (Nap) (1990); The Church and the Pope (Az egyház és a pápa); The Fate of Mothers (Anyák sorsa); Hope (Remény) (1990), and Peace, Tranquility (Béke, békesség), ameditation for Christmas (1990). He is Editor of the song prayer book Gloria (1991), and Editor of Homilia since 1990, a treasury of sermons for priests, published as a quarterly. – B: 1083, T: 7456.→Catholic Church in Slovakia.