Bishop of Greenland
|Bishop of Greenland|
|Diocese||Diocese of Greenland|
|First incumbent||Kristian Mørch|
|Formation||1 November 1993|
|Website||Website of the Diocese|
Historically (before the Reformation) the Bishop of Greenland was known as the Bishop of Garðar. After the reformation, the diocese fell into disuse. In 1984 Kristian Mørch was appointed as vice-bishop to oversee and work in Greenland as a resident bishop. It was only in 1993 that a diocese was once more established in Greenland with its name changed to the Diocese of Greenland and the bishop known as the bishop of Greenland. Kristian Mørch became the first bishop.
Current Bishop of Greenland
The current bishop is the Right Reverend Sofie Petersen. She is an accomplished theologian, and during her episcopacy she has personally overseen the introduction of a new translation of the Bible in Greenlandic, as well as a Greenlandic language hymnal, and a Greenlandic edition of the (originally Danish language) prayer book of the Church of Denmark.