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.

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William J. Tighe is Associate Professor of History at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a faculty advisor to the Catholic Campus Ministry. He is a Member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is a contributing editor for Touchstone.

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