About Markus Schmidt

Personal Record

  • Born at Vienna 1967
  • Studies of Philosophy at Munich
  • Studies of Theology at Munich and Vienna
  • Ordination to the Priesthood in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
  • Studies of Ecumenical Theology at Dublin


  • Chairman of the Department Assembly (2017–2021)
  • Chairman of the Department Assembly (2023–)


  • Ecumenical Commission of the Graz-Seckau diocese (2007–2010)
  • Ecumenical Forum of Christian Churches in Styria (2007–2010)
  • Working Committee of the Section of Pro Oriente Graz (2007–2010)
  • International Society of Jesuit Ecumenists (since 2005; since July 2013 member of the Board, July 2013 to July 2015 Secretary, since 14 July 2017 President)
  • Research Centre ‘Synagoge und Kirchen’
  • Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations (Advisor of Superior General of the Society of Jesus [Jesuits] regarding Protestantism, since 2015)
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