Bertil Gärtner

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Bertil Gärtner
Bishop of Gothenburg
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Uppsala
Diocese Diocese of Gothenburg
In office19701991
Predecessor Bo Giertz
SuccessorLars Eckerdal
Ordination12 December 1948
Consecration4 October 1970
by Ruben Josefsson
Personal details
Birth nameBertil Edgar Gärtner
Born(1924-12-13)13 December 1924
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died20 September 2009(2009-09-20) (aged 84)
Onsala, Sweden
Buried Onsala, Sweden
ParentsEdgar Gärtner and Karin Bolander
Spouse(1) Margit Hultin
(2) Eva Berntson
MottoServus Iesu Christi
Coat of arms Bertil Gartner biskopsvapen.svg

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  1. Biskop Bertil Gärtner avliden Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine , Dagens Nyheter, 20 September 2009. (Swedish)
  2. "Kyrkjeleg Vestavind". Retrieved 2017-11-16.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Bo Giertz
Bishop of Gothenburg
Succeeded by
Lars Eckerdal