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Kurt Cardinal Koch

Kurt Cardinal Koch, Swiss Archbishop, Cardinal.

Background

  • Koch, Kurt Cardinal was born on March 15, 1950 in Emmenbrücke, Switzerland.

  • Education

    • Studied, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Diploma in theology, University Lucerne, Switzerland, 1975. STD, University Lucerne, 1987.

    Career

    • Ordained priest Diocese of Basel, Switzerland, 1982. Parochial vicar St. Marien parish, Bern, 1982—1985. Research assistant, theology faculty University Lucerne, 1976—1981, instructor through rector of theological faculty, 1986—1996, honorary professor, since 1996.

      Ordained bishop, 1995. Bishop Diocese of Basel, 1995—2010. President Swiss Bishops' Conference, 2007—2010.

      Member Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, since 2002. Appointed archbishop (personal title), 2010. President Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome, since 2010.

      Elevated to cardinal, 2010. Cardinal-deacon Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, since 2010.

    Works

    • Author (numerous books in theology). Contributor articles to religious journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

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    • 1975
      University Lucerne
    • 1987
      University Lucerne
    • 1976 - 1981
      research assistant
    • 1982
      Ordained priest Diocese of Basel
      Switzerland
    • 1982 - 1985
      parochial vicar St. Marien parish
      Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland
    • 1995
      ordained bishop
    • 1995 - 2010
      bishop Diocese of Basel
    • 2002
      member, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
    • 2007 - 2010
      president, Swiss Bishops' Conference
    • 2010
      president, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 2010
      appointed archbishop (personal title)
    • 2010
      elevated to cardinal
    • 2010
      cardinal-deacon Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore
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