Antje Jackelén

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The Most Reverend Antje Jackelén
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Elected 15 October 2013
Enthroned 15 June 2014
Predecessor Anders Wejryd
Orders
Ordination 1980
Consecration 15 April 2007
Personal details
Birth name Antje Zöllner
Born (1955-06-04) 4 June 1955 (age 63)
Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Nationality Swedish and German
Denomination Lutheran (Church of Sweden)
Spouse Heinz Jackelén
Children 2
Previous post Bishop of Lund (2007-2014)
Alma mater
Motto Gud är större ("God is greater") [1][2]

Antje Jackelén, born 4 June 1955 in Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, is the Protestant (Lutheran) archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden. She is primate (prima inter pares) of the Church of Sweden. On 15 October 2013, she was elected the 70th Archbishop of Uppsala. She was formally received through a service inside the Uppsala Cathedral on 15 June 2014. This made her the Church of Sweden's first archbishop to be born outside Sweden since the 12th century. She also became the denomination's first female archbishop.[3][4]

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