Andrej Glavan

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
Novomeški škof in predsednik SŠK msgr. Andrej Glavan.jpg
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed7 April 2006
Term ended30 June 2021
PredecessorNew creation
SuccessorAndrej Saje
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)
Orders
Ordination29 June 1972
Consecration12 June 2000
by Franc Rodé
Personal details
Birth nameAndrej Glavan
Born (1943-10-16) 16 October 1943 (age 78)
Ainöd, Adriatic Littoral,
Nazi Germany (present day Soteska, Slovenia)
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana

EducationEdit

Andrej Glavan was born into a Roman Catholic family near Dolenjske Toplice, during time of the Nazi occupation of Slovenia, in the present day Municipality of Dolenjske Toplice.[1]

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[1] and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1972, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana,[2] after completed his philosophical and theological studies.[3]

 
Coat of arms of Bishop Andrej Glavan

Pastoral workEdit

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.[1]

PrelateEdit

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.[2]

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.[1]

He actively works in the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia and from July 31, 2013 until March 13, 2017 was its President.[3]

Pope Francis accepted his resignation on June 30, 2021.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Novomeški škof msgr. Andrej Glavan". Official Website of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia (in Slovenian). Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Andrej Glavan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Življenjepis". Official Website of the Diocese of Nove Mesto (in Slovenian). Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 30.06.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. June 30, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021. accettato la rinuncia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Titular Bishop of Musti in Numidia
2000–2006
Succeeded by
New title Diocesan Bishop of Novo Mesto
2006–2021
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana
2004
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana
2013–2014
Succeeded by
President of the Episcopal Conference of Slovenia
2013–2017