Roman Catholic Diocese of Hvar-Brač-Vis

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The Roman Catholic diocese of Hvar (Croatian: Hvarska biskupija; Latin: Dioecesis Pharensis (-Brazensis et Lissensis)) is a diocese in the Dalmatian islands in Croatia.[1][2]

Diocese of Hvar

Dioecesis Pharensis (-Brazensis et Lissensis)

Hvarska biskupija
Hvar church.jpg
Location
Country Croatia
Ecclesiastical provinceSplit-Makarska
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Split-Makarska
Statistics
Area807 km2 (312 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
25,865
22,931 (88.7%)
Parishes46
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established1147
CathedralCathedral of St. Stephen, Hvar
Patron saintSaint Stephen
Secular priests16
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRanko Vidović
Metropolitan ArchbishopMarin Barišić Archbishop of Split-Makarska
Website
hvarskabiskupija.hr

The diocese was established in 1147 after the Venetian conquest of the island.[3] The seat of the bishop was set up in Stari Grad, and the present-day Church of St. Stephen was its cathedral. The first bishop was Zadranin Martin I. Manzavini.

The new diocese was initially subject to the Archbishop of Zadar who was already under Venetian control. In 1180, the island of Hvar fell to King Bela III of Hungary and Croatia, who transferred the diocese to the archdiocese of Split in 1185.

In 1278 the seat of the diocese was transferred to Hvar which under pressure from Venice was then being developed into the major town on the island.

It is also known as the diocese of Lesina.[4]

OrdinariesEdit

Diocese of HvarEdit

1144 Erected from the Archdiocese of Salona[2]
1300: Lost territory to establish the Diocese of Korcula[2]
Latin Name: Pharensis[1]
Italian Name: Lesina[1]

Diocese of HvarEdit

Renamed: 1889 Jan 14
Latin Name: Pharensis

  • Fulgencije Carev, O.F.M. (1 Jun 1888 - 9 Jul 1901 Died)
  • Jordan Zaninović, O.P. (10 Feb 1903 - 22 Oct 1917 Died)
  • Luca Pappafava (14 Sep 1918 - 19 Jul 1925 Died)
  • Miho Pušić (21 Jun 1926 - 6 Jun 1970 Retired)
  • Celestin Bezmalinović, O.P. (6 Jun 1970 - 30 Mar 1989 Retired)
  • Slobodan Štambuk (30 Mar 1989 - 9 March 2018); resignation accepted by Pope Francis for age reasons[9]
  • Petar Palić (9 March 2018 – 11 July 2020)
  • Ranko Vidović (since 4 March 2021)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Hvar (-Brac e Vis)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Diocese of Hvar–Brač–Vis" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Some historians argue that it was in 1145, 1150 or 1154.
  4. ^   Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lesina". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  5. ^ "Bishop Nicolas de Crucibus" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 28, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Nicolaus de Georgiis (Zorzi)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 17, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Vincenzo Milani" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 17, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Tommaso Rovetta, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  9. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/03/09/0182/00389.html

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°10′20″N 16°26′35″E / 43.1722°N 16.4431°E / 43.1722; 16.4431