Rosemarie Köhn is buried today – NRK Innlandet – Local news, TV and radio

Rosemarie Köhn died on the night of Sunday 30 October. She lived to be 83 years old.

Köhn was bishop in the diocese of Hamar from 1993 to 2006. Today she is honored with a funeral at the expense of the state.

Rosemarie Köhn was buried in Hamar Cathedral on Thursday 3 November.

Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

A dance with Rose

Rosemarie Köhn’s wife, Susanne Sønderbo, gave a personal and warm greeting during the funeral ceremony.

She talked about her spouse’s struggle to be accepted into the church and her struggle for others. And their life together. She concluded like this:

– Life is not a bed of roses. But dancing with Rose has been my life. Peace be in your memory, my darling.

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Rosemarie Köhn’s wife, Susanne Sønderbo, gave a memorial speech in Hamar Cathedral.

Retired Bishop Solveig Fiske leads the funeral ceremony in Hamar Cathedral. President Olav Fykse Tveit gave the memorial address.

Her Majesty Queen Sonja attends the funeral. Several government ministers do so too, including the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen (Ap).

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Norway’s first female bishop, Rosemarie Köhn, is buried today.

– He opened the church door

President Olav Fykse Tveit delivers the memorial address of Rosemarie Köhn.

– It was a very special gift from God. We hear and read what it meant to many. We thank you for this today, President Fykse Tveit said in his memorial address.

Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum said in her remembrance words that Rosemarie Köhn was a kind and courageous bishop, a pioneering leader and a warm person.

– We say thank you to someone who has touched and meant a lot to many people. He stood up for what he believed in, Vedum said, among other things.

Solveig Fiske, recently retired bishop in the diocese of Hamar.

Solveig Fiske, recently retired bishop of the diocese of Hamar, leads the funeral ceremony.

Her Majesty Queen Sonja arrives at the Cathedral of Hamar.

Her Majesty Queen Sonja arrives at Hamar Cathedral to attend Rosemarie Köhn’s funeral.

Einar Busterud, mayor of Hamar on his way to the cathedral of Hamar.

The mayor of Hamar, Einar Busterud, goes to the cathedral of Hamar for the funeral of Rosemarie Köhn.

Anette Trettebergstuen, Minister of Culture and Equality.

Minister of Culture and Equality Anette Trettebergstuen goes to the funeral of Rosemarie Köhn. You previously stated that Rosemarie Köhn meant a lot to you personally and to equality and equality in the church.

Solveig Fiske and President Olav Fykse Tveit on the steps of the Hamar Cathedral.

Solveig Fiske leads the funeral ceremony in Hamar Cathedral and President Olav Fykse Tveit delivers the memorial address.

Hamar Mayor Einar Busterud began his remembrance words with these words:

– It is the face we remember, the confident expression, the kind smile, the warm look and the quiet dignity.

She also talked about what Rosemarie Köhn meant for the development of the Church and society.

– He opened the church door to those to whom it had been closed and ensured that gay and gay priests would have the same right to love as the rest of us, Busterud said.

Rosemarie Köhn receives congratulations from the people after being ordained bishop

BURIAL: Rosemarie Köhn receives congratulations from the people after being ordained bishop on May 20, 1993.

Photo: Sigurdsøn, Bjørn / SCANPIX

After the ceremony, the coffin will be transported to the Hamar cemetery where it will be lowered into the ground. The funeral is open to all and everyone is invited to follow the coffin to the Hamar cemetery where the coffin will be lowered into the ground.

– It changed the history of the church

Rosemarie Köhn was the first female bishop of Norway and the Nordic region and she meant a lot to many.

Solveig Fiske, who succeeded her as bishop in Hamar, says Köhn will be remembered as a bishop who took the lead in equality and equality.

– It changed the history of the Church and became a unifying symbol. Without his life and her work, both the church in our country and society would have been different, Fiske says.

Köhn fought a major battle for the place of homosexuals in the church. Fiske believes this has meant a lot to many people.

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IN ACTION: Rosemarie Köhn during the holiday service in Hamar Cathedral in 2006. Köhn is described as a calm and close person.

Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / NTB

Church council leader Kristin Gunleiksrud Raaum also refers to Köhn as a pioneer.

– Bishop Rosemarie Köhn won people’s hearts. She quickly became a popular bishop who helped change the Norwegian Church.

– It created more space for gays and for many who would otherwise not have felt at home in church, says Gunleiksrud Raaum.

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