Helga Haugland Byfuglien

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Helga Haugland Byfuglien

Helga Haugland Byfuglien (born 1950[1] in Bergen) is a bishop in the Church of Norway. She is the praeses of the Norwegian Bishops' Conference, and used to be Bishop of Borg.

She was appointed on 23 September 2005[2] by King Harald V, and was consecrated and installed in office on 11 December 2005 at Fredrikstad Cathedral. She held the position as Secretary General of the Norwegian YMCA-YWCA.[3] She was the parish priest in Nidaros Diocese from 1978 to 1986 and in Ås parish in the Borg Diocese from 1986 to 1993. From 1993 till 1997 she was chaplain in the Borg Diocese.