Karl Berg

Karl Berg (27 December 1908 – 1 September 1997) was an Austrian Roman Catholic cleric and Archbishop of Salzburg from 1973 to 1988.

Karl Berg
Archbishop of Salzburg
ChurchCatholic Church
Appointed26 December 1972
by Pope Paul VI
Term ended5 September 1988
PredecessorEduard Macheiner
SuccessorGeorg Eder
Ordination29 October 1933
Consecration25 February 1973
by Andreas Rohracher
Personal details
Born(1908-12-27)27 December 1908
Radstadt, Austria
Died1 September 1997 (1997-10) (aged 88)
Vienna, Austria
MottoLatin: Uni Trinoque Domino
(To the One and Threefold Lord)
Coat of armsKarl Berg's coat of arms


Berg was born on 27 December 1908 in the Austrian town of Radstadt. He was ordained into priesthood on 29 October 1933. Following his selection as Archbishop of Salzburg in 1972, he was confirmed on 9 January 1973. He held the post until his retirement on 5 September 1988.[1] From 1985 to 1988, he was president of the Austrian Bishops' Conference.[2] He died on 1 September 1997.[1]

His motto was Uni Trinoque Domino, which is translated from Latin as "To the One and Threefold Lord".[2]


  1. ^ a b Cheney, David M. "Archbishop Karl Berg [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  2. ^ a b "Archdiocese of Salzburg, Austria". GCatholic. Retrieved 2017-06-24.