Bp J-O (3)It is customary for bishops of the Church of Sweden to write a pastoral letter, a kind of manifesto, after their appointment. Because Bishop Jan-Olof Johannson’s knew that his tenure would be short (five years), he wrote instead a series of postcards addressed to people who have had a significant influence in his life, as well as to preachers and church members in Växjö Diocese.

This fascinating and at times deeply moving postcard collection is available in English (click here). Postcards cover