Anders Wejryd

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The Most Reverend Anders Wejryd
Archbishop Emeritus of Uppsala
Primate Emeritus of Sweden
Anders Wejryd at the Göteborg Book Fair 2011
Anders Wejryd at the Göteborg Book Fair 2011.
ChurchChurch Province of Sweden
DioceseDiocese of Uppsala
Elected30 March 2006
In Office2006-2014
PredecessorKarl Gustav Hilding Hammar
SuccessorAntje Jackelén
Orders
Ordination17 December 1972 (priest)
Consecration17 December 1995[1]
Personal details
Birth nameAnders Harald Wejryd
Born (1948-08-08) 8 August 1948 (age 71)
Falköping, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
DenominationChurch of Sweden
ParentsHarald Wejryd
Birgitta Lagher
SpouseKajsa Wejryd (née Malmfors)
Children3
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Alma materUppsala University
Motto
  • Parate viam Domini
  • (Prepare the Way of the Lord)

Anders Harald Wejryd, born 8 August 1948 in Falköping, Sweden is a Swedish Lutheran clergyman. He was appointed Bishop of Växjö in 1995. In March 2006, he was elected Archbishop of Uppsala and primate of the Church of Sweden. He took office in September of the same year. He left office in 2014, and was replaced with Antje Jackelén.[2]

Religious titles
Preceded by
Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar
Archbishop of Uppsala
Lutheran Primate of Sweden

2006–2014
Succeeded by
Antje Jackelén

References[change | change source]

  1. Kjell Blückert, Signum 2007, 1: Vägröjaren Wejryd (Swedish)
  2. "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.