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 -

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

Post address (please better in email):

From November to March:

 

Bishop 

Peter Bürcher

P.O.Box 20531

91204 Jerusalem

 

From April to October:

 

Bischof 

Peter Bürcher

Strehlgasse 18

CH - 6430 Schwyz

 

Adresse email: mgr.burcher@bluewin.ch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerusalem - Schwyz, 2020

Association Saint Jean-Marie Vianney Lausanne

CH - 1018 Lausanne

Switzerland

www.sjmvlausanne.org