Marin Srakić

Archbishop Marin Srakić (born 6 July 1937) is a Croatian Roman Catholic prelate who served as an auxiliary bishop of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem and Titular Bishop of Cercina (1990–1996), and after that, as a Coadjutor Bishop (1996–1997), a Diocesan Bishop (1997–2008) and the first Archbishop of Đakovo-Osijek since 2008 until his retirement in 2013.

Marin Srakić
Archbishop Emeritus of
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed6 February 1997 (as Diocesan Bishop)
18 June 2008 (as Archdiocesan Archbishop)
Term ended18 April 2013
PredecessorĆiril Kos
SuccessorĐuro Hranić
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Cercina (1990-1996),
Auxiliary Bishop (1990–1996) and Codjutor Bishop (1996–1997) of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem
Ordination6 March 1960 (Priest)
Consecration24 March 1990 (Bishop)
by Cardinal Franjo Kuharić
Personal details
Birth nameMarin Srakić
Born (1937-07-06) 6 July 1937 (age 83)
Ivanovci, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb,
Pontifical Lateran University


Archbishop Srakić was born into a Croatian Roman Catholic family of Marko and Katja (née Orešković) in a present-day Osijek-Baranja County.

After graduation the Archdiocesan Classical Gymnasium in Šalata in Zagreb, he made the maturity exam at the lyceum of the Theological College in Đakovo and consequently joined the Theological Faculty at the University of Zagreb, where completed his studies with a Licentiate of the Theology degree,[1] and was ordained as priest on March 6, 1960 for his native Roman Catholic Diocese of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem.[2] Fr. Srakić continued his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Italy with a Doctor of the Moral theology degree.[1]

Archbishop Srakić (from the left) is greeting Archbishop Stanislav Hočevar

Pastoral and educational lifeEdit

After completed his education, Fr. Srakić made the following services: from 1960 to 1961 he was a spiritual assistant in Slavonski Brod; from 1961 to 1965 was a parish administrator in Podgajci Podravski; from 1965 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1973 an educator at the Theological Seminary in Đakovo; from 1977 to 1989 rector of the Major Theological Seminary in Đakovo; from 1966 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1999 Professor of Moral Theology at the Theological College in Đakovo, later Theology in Đakovo, a field study of the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb.[1]


On February 2, 1990, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as an Auxiliary Bishop of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem and Titular Bishop of Cercina. On March 24, 1990, he was consecrated as bishop by Cardinal Franjo Kuharić and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Đakovo.[2] He was appointed as a Vicar General of this Diocese (1990–1997) and consequently was appointed as a Coadjutor Bishop of this Diocese on February 10, 1996, and succeeded as the Diocesan Bishop on February 6, 1997. At the session of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia in Gospić on October 18, 2007, he was elected president of the Conference and held that position for a quinquennium until November 2012.[1]

Retired on April 18, 2013, after reached age limit of 75 years old.


  1. ^ a b c d "mons. Marin Srakić, nadbiskup đakovačko – osječki u miru". Official Website of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia (in Croatian). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Archbishop Marin Srakić". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Fernando Charrier
Titular Bishop of Cercina
Succeeded by
Silvano Maria Tomasi
Preceded by
Nicolò Givovich
Codjutor Bishop of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ćiril Kos
Bishop of Djakovo or Bosna and Srijem
Succeeded by
himself as Archdiocesan Archbishop
Preceded by
himself as Diocesan Bishop
Archbishop of Đakovo-Osijek
Succeeded by
Đuro Hranić
Preceded by
Josip Bozanić
President of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia
Succeeded by
Želimir Puljić