In 1783, when king Gustav III gave foreign Catholics religious freedom in Sweden, a provisional chapel was established in the City Hall, then located on SÃ¶dermalm where the Stockholm City Museum is now located, close to present day Slussen. From there, the small parish was able to move into a church of its own in 1837. This second building, located on Norra Smedjegatan in the Norrmalm quarter, was the first Catholic church established after reformation. When in 1860 religious freedom was officially introduced for all citizens, the Jesuit order established a first community in Sweden and was put in charge of St. Eugenia's pastoral services. In the 1950s, the municipal council decided to remodel Stockholm's inner city. The church thus was demolished and the parish had to manage with several provisional accommodations. In 1962 the municipality offered the property at KungstrÃ¤dgÃ¥rden 12, its present location, to the parish.
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Werner, Yvonne Maria: VÃ¤rldsvid men frÃ¤mmande: den katolska kyrkan i Sverige 1873-1929. Uppsala 1996.
Saint Eugenia's Parish (Swedish)
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