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Cardinal Henri Schwery
Title title
Cardinal Priest of Santi Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica
Coat of arms
Spiritus Domini Gaudium et Spes
Consecrated bishop 1977
Styles of
Henri Schwery
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Sion (emeritus)

Henri Schwery (born 14 June 1932) is a Cardinal and Bishop Emeritus of Sion, Switzerland.

Early life and ordination

Born in St-Léonard, Valais, Schwery studied mathematics, theoretical physics, Catholic theology, and philosophy in Sion, Rome, and Fribourg. On 7 July 1957 he was ordained priest.

Professor and bishop

From 1961 to 1977, he was part of the theological faculty of Sion, over which he presided from 1972-1977. Pope Paul VI appointed Schweri in 1977 the Bishop of Sion. He was president of the Swiss Bishops' Conference from 1983–1988.[1]


In 1991, Pope John Paul II named him a member of the College of Cardinals, becoming Cardinal-Priest of Santi Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica; during March of that same year, he paid his respects to the deceased Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. He resigned the episcopal see of Sion in 1995. Schwery was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.


  1. Schwery, Card. Henri, Holy See Press Office, url accessed April 9, 2007
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