Diocese of Skálholt

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Skálholt was the estate of the first bishop in Iceland, Isleifr Gizurarson, who became bishop in 1056. (Christianity had been formally adopted in 1000). His son, Gizurr, donated it to become the official see. The Diocese was amalgamated in 1801, and now forms part of the Diocese of Reykjavik.[1][2]

There is still a current Bishop of Skálholt, as it is now a Suffragan See (Anglican/Lutheran sense) in the Reykjavik diocese.[3]

Roman Catholic[edit]

Residential Catholic bishops[edit]

Catholic titular see[edit]

In 1968, the former Catholic bishopric was nominally revived as a titular see.

  • titular Archbishop Jan Baptist Hubert Theunissen, Montfort Missionaries (S.M.M.) (1968.12.19 – 1979.04.09; former Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre)
  • titular Bishop Alphonsus Maria H.A. Castermans (1982.01.15 – 2008.04.21)
  • titular Bishop Paul Mason (2016.04.23) Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark (UK)[4]

Lutheran[edit]

  • 1540–1548 → Gissur Einarsson
  • 1549–1557 → Marteinn Einarsson
  • 1558–1587 → Gísli Jónsson
  • 1589–1630 → Oddur Einarsson
  • 1632–1638 → Gísli Oddsson
  • 1639–1674 → Brynjólfur Sveinsson
  • 1674–1697 → Þórður Þorláksson
  • 1698–1720 → Jón Vídalín
  • 1722–1743 → Jón Árnason
  • 1744–1745 → Ludvig Harboe (danskur)
  • 1747–1753 → Ólafur Gíslason
  • 1754–1785 → Finnur Jónsson
  • 1777–1796 → Hannes Finnsson
  • 1797–1801 → Geir Vídalín[5]

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