Marin Barišić

Marin Barišić (born Vidonje, near Metković, 24 March 1947) is a Croatian archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska.


Marin Barišić

Archbishop of Split-Makarska
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska
Appointed21 June 2000
Installed26 August 2000
PredecessorAnte Jurić
Other postsTitular Bishop of the Diocese of Ferad Maggiore
Auxiliary bishop of Split-Makarska
Ordination14 July 1974
by Ivo Gugić
Consecration3 August 1993
by Ante Jurić
Personal details
Birth nameMarin Barišić
Born (1947-03-24) 24 March 1947 (age 74)
Vidonje, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Alma materPontifical Lateran University
Pontifical Gregorian University
MottoOče naš
Our Father
Coat of armsMarin Barišić's coat of arms

Early life and educationEdit

Marin Barišić was born in Vidonje near Metković on 24 March 1947 to Ivan and Matija Barišić. He finished primary school in Vidonje, after which he attended high school in Dubrovnik, and finished it in minor seminary in Split. Barišić started his high education at Split High School of Theology, and finished it at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. After graduation, he continued his specialization at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of the Pontifical Gregorian University from which he received his doctorate in biblical theology. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska on 14 July 1974 by auxiliary Bishop Ivo Gugić.[1]


After Barišić returned from Rome, he served as a perfect at the Split Theological Seminary (1978-1979), and pastor of the parish of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Špinut, Split (1979-1993). Since 1981 he was a teacher at the High school of theology in Split, where he taught scriptural subjects. On 3 August 1993, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary bishop of Split-Makarska. He was ordained on 17 October 1993 by Archbishop Ante Jurić, with co-consecrators being Giulio Einaudi and Giuseppe Mani.[2]

In 1998, Barišić becomes head of Split Committee for the preparation of pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II to Split and Solin. At the Croatian Bishops' Conference, he served as president of the Council for the Doctrine of the Faith, member of the Committee for the Great Jubilee of the year 2000, and the service of the delegates of the Bishops' Conference to the Bishops' Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]

On 21 June 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed Barišić Archbishop of Split-Makarska, after he accepted the resignation of then 78-year-old Msgr. Ante Jurić who served as archbishop for 12 years. Barišić took office on 26 August at a ceremony in the Co-Cathedral of St Peter in Split.[4]


  1. ^ "HBK - Hrvatska biskupska konferencija". Retrieved 3 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Marin Barišić - Več". Retrieved 3 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Barišić, Marin - Dani kršćanske kulture". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ustoličenje Nadbiskupa Marina Barišića". Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)