Pierre Bürcher

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His Excellency
Pierre Bürcher
Bishop of Reykjavík
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Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Reykjavík
In office December 15, 2007—September 18, 2015
Predecessor Joannes B.M. Gijsen
Successor incumbent
Ordination 27 March 1971
Consecration 12 March 1994
by Pierre Mamie
Personal details
Born (1945-12-20) December 20, 1945 (age 71)
Fiesch, Switzerland
Nationality   Swiss
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève and Fribourg

Pierre Bürcher (born on December 20, 1945 in Fiesch, Switzerland) is a Swiss prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, he was bishop of Diocese of Reykjavík, Iceland.

On October 30, 2007, Pierre Bürcher, until then Titular bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena and Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Lausanne, Genève and Fribourg, Switzerland, was appointed Bishop of Reykjavík by Pope Benedict XVI.[1]

He resigned September 18, 2015 and Pope Francis appointed new bishop David Tencer OFM Cap.


  1. ^ Cf. Holy See Press Office, Daily Bulletin of 30.10.2007, Rinunce e nomine, Rinuncia del Vescovo di Reykjavik (Islanda) e nomina del successore (Italian)

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