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 Meeting


  • Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau (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 (July 2013 to July 2015 Secretary, since July 2015 member of the Board, since 14 July 2017 President)
  • Research Centre ‘Synagoge und Kirchen’
  • European Society of Catholic Theology (ESCT)
  • Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations (Advisor of Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in regard to Protestantism, 2015—2020)
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