BISHOP PETER BÜRCHER

20th Dec 1945

Born in Fiesch, originary from  Fieschertal, Switzerland

 

22th Dec 1945

Baptism in Fiesch

Formation

1945 - 1952

Home in Fiesch and Fieschertal

1952 - 1958

Home in Nyon: primary school

1958 - 1964

Gymnasial College St-Louis, Geneva

1964 - 1966

Lyceum College Einsiedeln: Maturitas A in 1966

 

1966 - 1971

Priest-seminary in Fribourg, Switzerland

Studies at the theological Faculty of the University of Fribourg:

Licentiate in theology in 1971

Presbyteral ministry

1971

Ordained Priest the 27th March in Geneva

 

1971 - 1977

Chaplain in Fribourg

Member of the Diocesan Synode 1972 - 1975

 

1977 - 1980

Chaplain in Lausanne

 

1980 - 1989

Parishpriest in St-Jean Vevey

Dean of St-Martin 1985 - 1989

 

1989 - 1990

Diocesan Seminary, Fribourg and Institut IFEC, Paris

 

1990 - 1994

Rector of the  Diocesan Seminary, Fribourg

Episcopal ministry

1994

Appointed Auxiliary Bishop the 2 February by Pope John-Paul II

Ordained Bishop the 12 march in Fribourg

 

1994 - 2007

Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg

 

2001 - 2010

Appointed the 28th August by the Holy See President general of Catholica Unio Internationalis

 

2004 -

Appointed the 14th June by Pope John-Paul II member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

 

2007 -

Appointed the 30th October by Pope Benedict XVI Bishop of Reykjavik

 

2007 - 2015

Installed the 15 December Bishop of Reykjavik

 

2015 - 2019

From the 1st November, retired in Switzerland and the Holy Land

2019 - 2021

On the 20th of May, named by Pope Francis as Apostolic Administrator of Chur

2021
From the 19th of March, Bishop Emeritus of Reykjavik

Post address (please note email is preferred):

 

Bischof 

Peter Bürcher

Strehlgasse 18

CH - 6430 Schwyz

 

Adresse email: mgr.burcher@bluewin.ch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerusalem - Schwyz, August 2021

Association Saint Jean-Marie Vianney Lausanne

CH - 1018 Lausanne

Switzerland

www.sjmvlausanne.org