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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek

Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek
Archidioecesis Diacovensis-Osijekensis
Đakovačko-osječka nadbiskupija
Location
Country  Croatia
Metropolitan Đakovo and Osijek
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics

645,499
549 489
Parishes 153
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Đakovo
Co-cathedral Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Osijek
Patron saint Saint Elijah
Current leadership
Pope
Archbishop Đuro Hranić
Emeritus Bishops Marin Srakić
Website
djos.hr

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek (Croatian: Đakovačko-osječka nadbiskupija; Latin: Archidioecesis Diacovensis-Osijekensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia.

The archdiocese is centred on the cities of Đakovo and Osijek, in Croatia.

Đuro Hranić was appointed Archbishop on 18 April 2013 by Pope Francis following the resignation of Marin Srakić.

The Archdiocese currently has two suffragans: the Diocese of Požega, and the Diocese of Srijem.

History

The archdiocese has a long and complicated history. Originally erected in the 4th Century as the diocese of Sirmio, the diocese was united with the diocese of Bosnia in July 1773. In 1963, the diocese was renamed to the diocese of Đakovo or Bosnia and Srijem (Diacovensis seu Bosnensis et Sirmiensis), to reflect its division across the borders of Croatia and Serbia. Finally, the diocese was elevated to an Archdiocese on July 18, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI, renamed to the Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek and the new Diocese of Srijem was split off, and made a suffragan. The new Archdiocese also received the Diocese of Požega, as its second suffragan.

Ordinaries

  • Petar (around 1374)
  • Mijo Kesarić
  • Đuro
  • Đuro Patačić (around 1706)
  • Petar Bakić (around 1719.)
  • Josip Čolnić
  • Ladislav Szörényi † ( 1733 Appointed - 13 Nov 1752 Died)
  • Antun Mandić † (26 Aug 1806 Appointed - 11 Jan 1815 Died)
  • Emerik Karlo Raffay † (22 Jul 1816 Appointed - 10 Jan 1830 Died)
  • Josip Kuković
  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer † (10 May 1850 Appointed - 8 Apr 1905 Died)
  • Anđelko Voršak (around 1900)
  • Ivan Krapac † (24 May 1910 Appointed - 17 Jul 1916 Died)
  • Antun Akšamović † (22 Apr 1920 Appointed - 28 Mar 1942 Resigned)
  • Stjepan Bauerlein † (12 Oct 1959 Appointed - 9 Aug 1973 Died)
  • Ćiril Kos † (6 Feb 1974 Appointed - 6 Feb 1997 Retired)
  • Marin Srakić (6 Feb 1997 Succeeded - )

External links

  • Diocese of Đakovo
  • http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/ddjak.html

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