Želimir Puljić

Želimir Puljić (7 March 1947 in Kamena) is the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Archdiocese of Zadar, Croatia. Puljić is president of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia since 2012.

Želimir Puljić
Archbishop of Zadar
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Appointed15 March 2010[1]
PredecessorIvan Prenđa
Other postsBishop of Dubrovnik (1989–2010)
Ordination24 March 1974[1]
by Agnelo Rossi
Consecration14 January 1990[1]
by Franjo Kuharić
Personal details
Birth nameŽelimir Puljić
Born (1947-03-07) 7 March 1947 (age 74)
Kamena, FPR Yugoslavia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materPontifical Urban University
Pontifical Lateran University
MottoUnitas, libertas, caritas
Unity, Freedom, Love
Coat of armsŽelimir Puljić's coat of arms
Styles of
Želimir Puljić
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Ordained to the priesthood on 24 March 1974, for the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno, Puljić was appointed Bishop Dubrovnik on 7 December 1989 and was ordained into that office on 14 January 1990. Bishop Puljić became the archbishop of Zadar on 15 March 2010.[1]

In October 2010, Archbishop Puljić, following up on the wish of his predecessor, conveyed a small silver reliquary containing a portion of the relics of Saint Simeon to Archbishop Theofylactus of Jordan, representative of Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, for the monastery of Saint Simeon the Godbearer in Katamon, Jerusalem.[2] It is popularly believed that the relics of Saint Simeon, one of the patron saints of Zadar, lie in the Church of Saint Simeon, in Zadar.

Puljić is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Želimir Puljić". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Part of Relics of St. Simeon the Godbearer handed over by the Archbishop of Zadar to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem", Byzantine Catholic Church in America, February 19, 2013
  3. ^ http://www.euro-acad.eu/members?filter=&klass=&land=Croatia&page=2&sort=&utf8=%E2%9C%93&way=[dead link]
Preceded by
Ivan Prenđa
Archbishop of Zadar
Succeeded by