Swiss Bishops Conference

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The Swiss Bishops' Conference (SBC) (German: Schweizer Bischofskonferenz; French: Conférence des évêques suisses; Italian: Conferenza dei Vescovi svizzeri) is the coordinating body of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Switzerland. It was founded in 1863 as the world's first Bishops 'Conference and is a member of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences. It meets quarterly and comprises 14 members: the bishops of the six dioceses of Switzerland and the auxiliary bishops and two abbots of Saint-Maurice and Einsiedeln.


  • Diocese of Basel, based in Solothurn
  • Diocese of Chur, based in Chur
  • Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg, based in Freiburg
  • Diocese of Lugano, with headquarters in Lugano
  • Diocese of St. Gallen in St. Gallen
  • Diocese of Sion based in Sion

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