Thomas Söderberg

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The Right Reverend

Thomas Söderberg
Bishop of Västerås
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Province Church of Sweden
Diocese Diocese of Västerås
Elected7 February 2008
Installed4 May 2008
Predecessor Claes-Bertil Ytterberg
Successor Mikael Mogren
Consecration4 May 2008
by  Anders Wejryd
Personal details
Birth nameUlf Thomas Söderberg
Born (1948-12-19) 19 December 1948 (age 70)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Denomination Church of Sweden
Alma mater Uppsala University
  • Non quomodo mundus dat ego do vobis non turbetur cor vestrum neque formidet
  • ( Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.)
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Ordination history of
Thomas Söderberg
Priestly ordination
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated by Anders Wejryd
Date4 May 2008
Place Uppsala Cathedral

Ulf Thomas Söderberg (born 19 December 1948) was Bishop of Västerås, Sweden, from 2008 to 2015.

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Söderberg grew up in Grängesberg. He has been strongly involved in the renewal of the Swedish Church. For several years he worked as a vicar in Svärdsjö parish in Dalarna. He was director of St Luke's Foundation and later became vicar of Enviken. He was elected Bishop of Västerås on February 7, 2008 and was consecrated on May 4, 2008 in Uppsala Cathedral. He was nominated for Archbishop of Uppsala in 2006 and came in third place. after Anders Wejryd and Ragnar Persenius. Söderberg retired September 5, 2015. [1]

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