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Bishop Erik Varden, OCSO, a Trappist monk and spiritual writer, has served as bishop of Trondheim in Norway since 2020.

Norwegian bishop celebrates Nordic country’s first Catholic Bible

Mar 18, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“The publication of a Bible presented and packaged as ‘The Catholic Canon’ by the Norwegian Bible Society is a major... Read more

The new Norwegian translation of the Bible, published March 15, 2024.

A milestone for unity: First Norwegian Catholic Bible edition launched

Mar 15, 2024

By AC Wimmer

For the first time in Norway’s history, the Norwegian Bible Society has announced the publication of a Catholic edition of... Read more

Celebration in Olaf’s chapel, Stiklestad, St. Olaf’s Day, July 28, 2023.

Norway begins preparations for Jubilee of St. Olaf in 2030 

Feb 18, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

The Church in Norway has begun plans for the millennium celebration of St. Olaf’s death. Read more

Consecration of Munkeby monastery church, Norway, on Dec. 5, 2023.

Norway monks consecrate new church in area of ancient ruins of Munkeby

Jan 14, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

Monks of the Cistercian Trappist order consecrated a new church in December, inaugurating their brand-new monastery in the Trondheim Fjord.  Read more

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop, and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to publish a letter on sexuality and transgenderism at this time.

‘The truth that has been given to us’: Norway’s Bishop Varden on speaking about sexuality

Apr 5, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to... Read more

Bishop Erik Varden O.C.S.O, of the Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, at the vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome.

Nordic bishops issue letter affirming Church teaching on human sexuality

Mar 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pastoral letter was read aloud at Mass at Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Read more

Bishop Erik Varden of the Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim presides at vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome, Nov. 28, 2022

Norwegian bishop: Catholic life leads ‘to persecution to some degree in this fallen world’

Nov 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Marking 500 years of his country’s history, a convert to Catholicism, Trappist monk, and Scandinavian bishop spoke about persecution in... Read more