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The Most Reverend Anders Wejryd
Archbishop Emeritus of Uppsala
Primate Emeritus of Sweden
Anders Wejryd at the Göteborg Book Fair 2011
Anders Wejryd at the Göteborg Book Fair 2011.
Church Church Province of Sweden
Diocese Diocese of Uppsala
Elected 30 March 2006
In Office 2006-2014
Predecessor Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar
Successor Antje Jackelén
Orders
Ordination 17 December 1972 (priest)
Consecration 17 December 1995
Personal details
Birth name Anders Harald Wejryd
Born 8 August 1948 (1948-08-08) (age 72)
Falköping, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Denomination Church of Sweden
Parents Harald Wejryd
Birgitta Lagher
Spouse Kajsa Wejryd (née Malmfors)
Children 3
Previous post
  • Bishop of Växjö (1995–2006)
Alma mater Uppsala University
Motto
  • Parate viam Domini
  • (Prepare the Way of the Lord)

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

Religious titles
Preceded by
Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar
Archbishop of Uppsala
Lutheran Primate of Sweden

2006–2014
Succeeded by
Antje Jackelén


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