change language
you are in: home - ecumenis...dialogue - internat...or peace - assisi 2...or peace contacting usnewsletterlink

Donation Topbar


World Religions in Assisi with Pope Francis

Memory of Jesus crucified

The Everyday Prayer

printable version

Wejryd Anders

Co-President of the World Council of Churches

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

Wejryd studied at Uppsala University, where he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1972. In the same year, he was ordained priest in Västerås. He has served as priest in Västerås, Munktorp and Arboga, and was vicar of the parish Munktorp-Odensvi from 1978 to 1985, and vicar of Arboga parish and rural dean of the deanery Köping-Arboga from 1985 to 1987. In the 1980s, he continued part-time doctoral studies, doing research on Nathan Söderblom's missionary work until 1987, when his new job left him no time to continue. From 1987 to 1995 he was director of Ersta diakonisällskap (a church-connected foundation in Stockholm running a small hospital, social care activities and a nursing college), before becoming Bishop of Växjö in 1995, and Archbishop of Uppsala in 2006.

Wejryd was the first Archbishop to be elected after the separation of the Church of Sweden from the state on January 1, 2000. This meant that the Government of Sweden had no role in his appointment. In the preliminary election on February 8, 2006, he received 33% of the votes among 14 candidates (of which only eight received any votes at all). In the first round of voting on March 15, six candidates remained, and Wejryd received a plurality of votes, 44.6%, but not an absolute majority, with Ragnar Persenius as runner-up at 30.8%. A second round of voting between Wejryd and Persenius was arranged on March 30, where Wejryd received 176 votes (58.1%) against 127 for Persenius.

Wejryd took up his office on September 2, 2006. He met with Pope Benedict XVI in March 2007. In June 2010, he officiated at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

[September 2016]
Source: Wikipedia

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


Tirana 2015 - Peace is Always Possible


Antwerp 2014 Peace is the future


World meeting for peace The Courage to Hope


Krakow 2009


#peaceispossible #thirstforpeace

October 5 2016
Marco Impagliazzo: Nel tempo del noi
October 2 2016
Quale accoglienza? Il metodo «adottivo» che emerge da Assisi
September 30 2016
Vida Nueva
Marco Impagliazzo: “Los líderes musulmanes deben denunciar con más valentía el terrorismo”
September 30 2016
Il Ticino
Alle sorgenti della pace in un mondo assetato
September 29 2016
Famiglia Cristiana
«Il primo posto va a chi soffre»
all press-related

Giovani x la Pace