Andrej Glavan (born 16 October 1943) is a Slovenian Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first bishop of the Diocese of Novo Mesto from its creation on 7 April 2006 until his retirement on 30 June 2021. Also he was a Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana from 13 May 2000 to 7 April 2006, an Apostolic Administrator during the vacancy of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana from 31 July 2013 to 23 November 2014, and president of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia from 31 July 2013 to 13 March 2017.
Mons. Andrej Glavan
|Bishop of the Diocese of Novo Mesto|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||7 April 2006|
|Term ended||30 June 2021|
|Other post(s)||Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Ljubljana (2000–2006),|
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana (2004, 2013–2014),
President of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia (2013–2017)
|Ordination||29 June 1972|
|Consecration||12 June 2000|
by Franc Rodé
|Birth name||Andrej Glavan|
|Born||16 October 1943|
Ainöd, Adriatic Littoral,
Nazi Germany (present day Soteska, Slovenia)
|Alma mater||University of Ljubljana|
After finishing primary school in his native Soteska and graduation schools in Dolenjske Toplice and Kranj in 1961, he studied chemical technology at the University of Ljubljana with a diploma in 1966. After a few months of internship at the Iskra factory in Žužemberk and one-year of compulsory military service in the Yugoslavian Army, he entered to the Major Theological Seminary in Ljubljana, where graduated in 1972 and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1972, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana, after completed his philosophical and theological studies.
After his ordination Fr. Glavan was engaged in the pastoral work and served as a parish priest in Škofja Loka, Stara Loka and also established a new parish in Suha. During 1980–1990 and 1997–2000 he served as a Dean of the Škofja Loka deanery. He also held the position of vice-dean and was elected to the priestly council of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. From 1998 he was a member of the Board of Counselors, and from the fall of 1998 to March 2005 he served as Archdeacon of the Ljubljana archdeaconry.
On May 13, 2000, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as the a Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Ljubljana. On June 12, 2000, he was consecrated as bishop by Metropolitan Archbishop Franc Rodé and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Ljubljana. From 2004 until 2006 he also was a Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. But on April 7, 2006 Bishop Glavan was transferred to the newly created Diocese of Novo Mesto.
Also he served two times as an Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Ljubljaba during its vacancy since 26 April 2004 until 5 December 2004 the first time, and from 31 July 2013 until 23 November 2014 the second time.
- "Novomeški škof msgr. Andrej Glavan". Official Website of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia (in Slovenian). Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- "Bishop Andrej Glavan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- "Življenjepis". Official Website of the Diocese of Nove Mesto (in Slovenian). Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 30.06.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. June 30, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
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