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Karin Johannesson

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The Right reverend

Karin Johannesson
Bishop of Uppsala
ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office2019-present
PredecessorRagnar Persenius
by Esbjörn Hagberg
Consecration3 March 2019
by Antje Jackelén
Personal details
Born (1970-12-08) 8 December 1970 (age 50)
Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden
MottoKristus förkunnar vi (We proclaim Christ)

Karin Maria Elisabet Johannesson (born 8 December 1970) is a Swedish prelate who is the current Bishop of Uppsala.[1]


Johannesson was born in Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden on 8 December 1970 and was educated at the public school in Filipstad. She graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in 1994, and a bachelor's degree in 1996 from Uppsala University. She earned her PhD in theology and obtained a doctorate there in 2002. She was ordained priest in 2010 in the Diocese of Karlstad by Bishop Esbjörn Hagberg. Johannesson was accepted as an associate professor of religious philosophy at Uppsala University in 2015. On 3 March 2019 she was consecrated as Bishop of Uppsala by Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate.


  1. ^ "Biskop Karin Johannesson". Norrköpings Tidningar. 2019-03-22.
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