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Kurt Cardinal Koch

archbishop , cardinal

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.