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Norway´s newest Catholic Bishop

After 11 years, the Catholic Church in central Norway has a bishop again.

Abbot Erik Varden, was consecrated a bishop at the Cathedral of St. Olav in Trondheim on Saturday, Oct. 3. Varden, 46, is also the first Norwegian-born bishop of Trondheim in modern times. His five predecessors were German.

The Territorial Prelature of Trondheim spans 21,806 miles and serves an estimated 15,000 Catholics.

A video from the consecration in the Nidaros Cathedral

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