Remains of the Swedes by William J. Tighe

Remains of the Swedes

An Interview with Bishop Göran Beijer of the Mission Province of the Church of Sweden

William J. Tighe (WT): Could you give our readers a brief outline of your life and career?

Göran Beijer (GB): I was born in 1940. My father was a priest, and later a rural dean, on the island of Götland in the middle of the Baltic Sea. I studied theology at the University of Uppsala, and was ordained a priest on Götland, in Visby Cathedral, in 1967, by one of the last, actually the next-to-last, orthodox bishops in the Church of Sweden, Dr. Olof Herrlin.

I worked as a priest in Visby for seven years, and then I was asked to join the staff o . . .