Per Oskar Kjølaas

Per Oskar Kjølaas

(Photo: Kirkens informasjonstjeneste)
Church Church of Norway
Diocese Nord-Hålogaland
In office 2002-present
Personal details
Born (1948-05-25) 25 May 1948
Kirkenes, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Occupation Priest
Education Cand.theol. (1974)
Alma mater MF Norwegian School of Theology

Per Oskar Alfred Kjølaas (born 25 May 1948 in Kirkenes, Norway) is the current bishop of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland in the Church of Norway.[1]

Kjølaas studied at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, having graduated with a cand.theol. degree in 1974, but also holds a certificate in Sami Language and Culture from the University of Oslo (1984, Minor in Sami Language and Culture).

He worked as a minister in northern Norway (Sortland, Kautokeino, and Karasjok), serving both as a vicar, rector/priest, and provost. He has also worked as a secretary to the bishop (Diocesan vicar) and held various positions as an educator and translator of the Bible into Sami languages.

Kjølaas was consecrated as a bishop in 2002.


  1. Store norske leksikon. "Per Oskar Kjølaas" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-11.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Ola Steinholt
Bishop of Nord-Hålogaland
Current holder
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