Good news from Sweden. The Norwegian Unitarian leader Knut Heidelberg is confirming in his blog that Owe Örneståhl is the new Bishop of the Unitarian Church of Sweden. He is a former ordained deacon of the Swedish Old Catholic church and succeeds Unitarian bishop Ragnar Emilsen, who died last year.
The Swedish Unitarians had remained inactive during the vacancy, therefore this appointment is expected to give new life and projects to this branch of Unitarianism. The Swedish Unitarian Church is not a member of the ICUU and keeps friendly relations with the Norwegian and Transylvanian Unitarians.