Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek

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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.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek

Archidioecesis Diacovensis-Osiiekensis

Đakovačko-osječka nadbiskupija
St. Peter's Cathedral, Dakovo.jpg
Country Croatia
MetropolitanĐakovo and Osijek
Area7,752 km2 (2,993 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
546,000 (85.2%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established4th century
CathedralCathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Đakovo
Co-cathedralCathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Osijek
Patron saintSaint Elijah
Current leadership
ArchbishopĐuro Hranić
Auxiliary BishopsIvan Ćurić
Bishops emeritusMarin Srakić Archbishop Emeritus (2008-2013)

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.


Originally erected in the 4th century as the diocese of Syrmia, the diocese was united with the Diocese of Bosnia in July 1773, when it was named the Diocese of Bosnia or Ðakovo and Srijem (Bosniensis seu Diacovensis et Sirmiensis).[3] In 1963, the diocese was renamed to the diocese of Đakovo or Bosnia and Srijem (Diacovensis seu Bosnensis et Sirmiensis).[3]

It 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.


Diocese of SirmioEdit

Latin Name: Sirmiensis
Erected: 4th Century

  • Petar (around 1374)
  • Konrad Schnosputger, O.S.A. (26 Jul 1433 - 1436 Died)
  • Giacomo Piceno, O.F.M. (1454 - 1459 Died)
  • Orbán (22 Apr 1460 - 1465 Died)

Diocese of Bosna (Djakovo) et SrijemEdit

United: 9 July 1773 with the Diocese of Bosnia
Latin Name: Bosniensis seu Diacovensis et Sirmiensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Zagreb

  • Anton Mandić (26 Aug 1806 - 11 Jan 1815 Died)
  • Emeric Karol Raffay (22 Jul 1816 - 10 Jan 1830 Died)
  • Pál Mátyás Szutsits (28 Feb 1831 - 13 Apr 1834 Died)
  • Josip Kuković (30 Sep 1834 - 2 Dec 1849 Resigned)
  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer (20 May 1850 - 8 Apr 1905 Died)
  • Ivan Baptista Krapàc (24 May 1910 - 15 Jul 1916 Died)
  • Anton Akšamović (22 Apr 1920 - 28 Mar 1942 Resigned)
  • Stjepan Bauerlein (12 Oct 1959 - 9 Aug 1973 Died)

Diocese of Djakovo o Bosna i SrijemEdit

Name Changed: 18 November 1963
Latin Name: Diacovensis seu Bosnensis et Sirmiensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Zagreb

Archdiocese of Ðakovo-OsijekEdit

18 June 2008: Elevated and Separated into the Archdiocese of Ðakovo-Osijek and the Diocese of Srijem
Latin Name: Diacovensis seu Bosnensis et Sirmiensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Zagreb


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Ðakovo-Osijek" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Đakovo–Osijek" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b "Archdiocese of Ðakovo-Osijek". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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Coordinates: 45°18′36″N 18°24′36″E / 45.3100°N 18.4100°E / 45.3100; 18.4100