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Roger L. Schwietz, American archbishop.


Schwietz, Roger L. was born on July 3, 1930 in St. Paul.


Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Ottawa. Master of Arts in Sacred Theology, Loyola University. Licentiate of Sacred Theology in Sacred Theology, Gregorian University, Rome.

HHD (honorary), Lewis University, 1998.


Ordained priest Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 1967. Associate pastor St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, International Falls, Minnesota, 1975—1978. Director College Seminary progressive for Oblates of Mary Immaculate Creighton University, Omaha, 1978—1984.

Pastor Holy Family Parish, Duluth, Minnesota, 1984—1989. Ordained bishop, 1990. Bishop Diocese of Duluth, 1990—2000.

Coadjutor archbishop Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska, 2000—2001, archbishop, since 2001. Apostolic administrator Diocese of Juneau, 2008—2009. Episcopal moderator Teens Encounter Christ (Training and Enterprise Council) movement, since 1991.

Chairman vocation committee National Conference Catholic Bishops, 1998. Board director Catholic Relief Services, 1997—2003. Member administrative board National Conference Catholic Bishops, 1994—1997, 1998—2002.

Regional board representative American College, Leuven, Belgium.