Anton Agreiter

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Anton Agreiter
MHM
Prefect Apostolic of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
Church St Mary's Catholic Church, Stanley
Province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Diocese Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
Installed 1 October 1986
Term ended 9 August 2002
Predecessor Daniel Martin Spraggon
Successor Michael Bernard McPartland
Orders
Ordination 13 July 1958
Rank Monsignor
Personal details
Born (1934-03-18)18 March 1934
St. Leonhard, Brixen, Italy
Died 15 October 2003(2003-10-15) (aged 69)
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic

Monsignor Anton Agreiter, MHM (18 March 1934 − 15 October 2002) was a Roman Catholic priest who served as the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha since 1986 to 2002.[1]

Agreiter was born in St. Leonhard near Brixen in Italian's autonomous province of South Tyrol in a German-speaking peasants family as the youngest, fifteenth son. In the young age he joined a society of apostolic life of Mill Hill Missionaries and was ordained as priest in 13 July 1958. In the beginning he was sent to Uganda before he was appointed Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha by Pope John Paul II in 1 October 1986.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Father Anton Agreiter, M.H.M.". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mo Ettore (25 February 2001). "Padre Antonio, ultimo pastore dell' Atlantico". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 4 December 2013.