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Archbishop em. Anders Wejryd

Archbishop em. Anders Wejryd is the WCC president for Europe

WCC president for Europe

Archbishop Anders WejrydAnders Wejryd studied at Uppsala University, where he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree. He has served as priest in Västerås, Munktorp and Arboga, was vicar of the parish Munktorp-Odensvi, vicar of Arboga parish and rural dean of the deanery Köping-Arboga. In the 1980s, he continued part time doctoral studies, doing research on Nathan Söderblom's missionary work. He was director of Ersta diakonisällskap (a church-connected foundation in Stockholm running a small hospital, social care activities and a nursing college).

Bishop of Växjö since 1995, Anders Wejryd served as Archbishop of Uppsala and primate of the [Lutheran] Church of Sweden from 2006-14. He was the first archbishop to be elected after the separation of the Church of Sweden from the state. He served on the WCC Central and Executive committees.