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 . . .