Anton Agreiter

Monsignor Anton Agreiter, MHM (18 March 1934 − 15 October 2003) was a Roman Catholic priest who served as the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha since 1986 to 2002.[1]

Anton Agreiter

Prefect Apostolic of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
ChurchSt Mary's Catholic Church, Stanley
ProvinceImmediately subject to the Holy See
DioceseFalkland Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
Installed1 October 1986
Term ended9 August 2002
PredecessorDaniel Martin Spraggon
SuccessorMichael Bernard McPartland
Orders
Ordination13 July 1958
RankMonsignor
Personal details
Born(1934-03-18)18 March 1934
St. Leonhard, Brixen, Italy
Died15 October 2003(2003-10-15) (aged 69)
NationalityItalian
DenominationRoman Catholic

LifeEdit

Agreiter was born in St. Leonhard near Brixen in Italian's autonomous province of South Tyrol in a German-speaking peasants family as the youngest, fifteenth son. In the young age he joined a society of apostolic life of Mill Hill Missionaries and was ordained as priest on 13 July 1958. In the beginning he was sent to Uganda before he was appointed Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastic Superior of St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha by Pope John Paul II on 1 October 1986.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Father Anton Agreiter, M.H.M." Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ Mo Ettore (25 February 2001). "Padre Antonio, ultimo pastore dell' Atlantico". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 4 December 2013.