Anton Tamarut

Archbishop Anton Tamarut (1 December 1932 – 28 June 2000) was a Croatian Roman Catholic prelate who served as a Diocesan Bishop of Šibenik (1986–1987), and after that, as a Coadjutor Archbishop (1987–1990) and an Archbishop of Rijeka since 1990 until his death in 2000.

Anton Tamarut
Archbishop of
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rijeka
(until 25 May 2000 of Rijeka-Senj)
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed5 January 1990
Term ended28 June 2000
PredecessorJosip Pavlišić
SuccessorIvan Devčić
Other postsDiocesan Bishop of Šibenik (1986–1987),
Coadjutor Archbishop of Rijeka-Senj (1987–1990)
Ordination29 June 1957 (Priest)
Consecration16 March 1986 (Bishop)
by Cardinal Franjo Kuharić
Personal details
Birth nameAnton Tamarut
Born(1932-12-01)1 December 1932
Novalja, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)
Died28 June 2000(2000-06-28) (aged 67)
Rijeka, Croatia
Alma materPontifical Gregorian University,
Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm


Archbishop Tamarut was born into a Croatian Roman Catholic family in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea.

After graduation of the primary school in his native town Novalja, he continued his education at the Archbishop's Minor Seminary in Zagreb, and at the classical gymnasium in the diocesan seminary in Pazin. He consequently studied at the Major Theological Seminaries in Rijeka and Pazin from 1953 to 1957,[1] and was ordained as priest on June 29, 1957 in his hometown, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Krk,[2] after completed his philosophical and theological studies.

Pastoral and educational lifeEdit

After his ordination Fr. Tamarut served as an assistant parish priest in Mali Lošinj from 1957 until 1962. In 1962 he continued his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy with a Doctor of Canon Law degree in 1966 and at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome, Italy with a master's degree of the Liturgics in 1967.[1]

From 1967, when he returned from Italy, until his death, he served as professor of liturgy at the Theology in the University of Rijeka. In the Diocese of Krk, he was appointed the vice-chancellor in 1967 and a personal secretary to Bishop Karmel Zazinović. From 1973 to 1976 he was the parish priest in Punat, and from 1976 to 1979 he served as rector of the Major Theological Seminary in Rijeka. After that, in 1979, he was appointed Chancellor, then Vicar General of the Diocese of Krk, and in 1980, Rector of the Cathedral chapter.[1]


On February 5, 1986, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as a Diocesan Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Šibenik. On March 16, 1986, he was consecrated as bishop by Cardinal Franjo Kuharić and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church in the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik.[2] On December 4, 1987 he was appointed as a Coadjutor Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rijeka-Senj, and succeeded as the Archdiocesan Archbishop on January 5, 1990, when his predecessor was retired.[1]

Archbishop Tamarut died on June 28, 2000 of a stroke in a hospital in Rijeka, where he was admitted the day before.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Umro Nadbiskup Tamarut". (in Croatian). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Archbishop Anton Tamarut". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Josip Arnerić
Bishop of Šibenik
Succeeded by
Srećko Badurina
Preceded by
Josip Pavlišić
Codjutor Archbishop of Rijeka-Senj
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Josip Pavlišić
Archbishop of Rijeka (until 2000 of Rijeka-Senj)
Succeeded by
Ivan Devčić