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Willem Jacobus Eijk

Willem Jacobus Eijk, religious studies educator, bishop. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1985. Member Academy Pontificia Pro Vita (correspondent).


  • Eijk, Willem Jacobus was born on June 22, 1953 in Duivendrecht, The Netherlands. Son of Dirk and Johanna (Baden) Eijk.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Amsterdam, Holland, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, State University Leiden, Holland, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, 1990; Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus, Pontificia University Lateranense, Rome, 1990.


    • Assistant physician University Amsterdam, 1978-1979. Assistant parish priest Parish Church St. Anthony Padua, Blerick, Holland, 1985-1987. Professor moral theology Major Seminary Diocese Roemond, Holland, 1990-1999.

      Bishop of Groningen, The Netherlands, since 1999. Prefect of studies Major Seminary Diocese Roermond, 1991-1997. Member council advice Nederlands Artsen Verbond, 1991-2000.

      Member directive committee Juristen Vereniging Pro Vita, Holland, 1992-1998. President Foundation Medical Ethics, Maastricht, Holland, since 1993, Medo International Academy Institute Studies Marriage and Family, Kerkrade, Holland, 1994-1996. Professor moral theology faculty of theology Lugano, Switzerland, 1997-1999.

      Member International Theological Commission, Rome, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1985.


    • Author: Self-Chosen Death Because of a Lethal and Incurable Disease, 1987, The Ethical Problems of Genetic Engineering of Human Beings, 1990. Author, editor series publication Foundation Medical Ethics. Contributor over 50 articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Academy Pontificia Pro Vita (correspondent).



    Music, organ playing.


    • mother: Johanna (Baden) Eijk
    • father: Dirk Eijk
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    Born June 22, 1953
    (age 62)
    • 1978
      University Amsterdam
    • 1987
      State University Leiden
    • 1990
      University St. Thomas Aquinas
    • 1990
      Pontificia University Lateranense
    • 1978 - 1979
      Assistant, physician University Amsterdam
    • 1985 - 1987
      assistant, parish priest Parish Church St. Anthony Padua
      Blerick, Limburg, Netherlands
    • 1990 - 1999
      professor, moral theology Major Seminary Diocese Roemond
      Holland, Michigan, United States
    • 1999
      bishop of Groningen