K. G. Hammar

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The Most Reverend Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar
Archbishop Emeritus of Uppsala
Primate Emeritus of Sweden
ChurchChurch of Sweden
ArchdioceseUppsala
Appointed1997
In Office1997-2006
PredecessorGunnar Weman
SuccessorAnders Wejryd
Orders
Ordination1965
Consecration1992
Personal details
Born (1943-02-18) February 18, 1943 (age 76)
Hässleholm, Sweden
NationalitySwede
Previous postBishop of Lund (1992-1997)

Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar, born 18 February 1943 in Hässleholm), Sweden, commonly referred to as K. G. Hammar, is a Swedish Lutheran clergyman. He was the Archbishop of Uppsala, head of the Church of Sweden, from 1997 to 2006.[1] During his tenure as archbishop, the Church of Sweden and the government separated on 21 January 2000.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.