Bertil Werkström

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Bertil Werkström (1928–2010) was Archbishop of Uppsala from 1983–1993.[1] His wife was named Britta.[2] During his time as Archbishop he supported ecumenical efforts[3] and in international affairs favored sanctions against Apartheid South Africa.[4] In 1984 he also maintained that homosexuality was "against the orders of creation."[5]

In 1991, he visited Rome to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the canonization of Bridget of Sweden together with the Roman Catholic pope.[6]


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Björn Ryman (2005). Nordic Folk Churches: A Contemporary Church History. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 58, 168. ISBN 978-0-8028-2879-8. 
  3. ^ John A. Radano (2009). Lutheran and Catholic Reconciliation on Justification: A Chronology of the Holy See's Contributions, 1961-1999, to a New Relationship Between Lutherans and Catholics and to Steps Leading to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 83, 86, 100, 128. ISBN 978-0-8028-4860-4. 
  4. ^ Tor Sellström (2002). Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa: Solidarity and assistance, 1970-1994. Nordic Africa Institute. pp. 823–. ISBN 978-91-7106-448-6. 
  5. ^ Anne-Louise Eriksson; Goran Gunner; Niclas Blader (8 November 2012). Exploring a Heritage: Evangelical Lutheran Churches in the North. Wipf and Stock Publishers. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-1-62032-102-7. 
  6. ^ "Ärkebiskop emeritus Bertil Werkström har avlidit" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2014.