|Cardinal-Archbishop of Zagreb|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Zagreb|
|Appointed||16 June 1970|
|Term ended||5 July 1997 (retired)|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of San Girolamo dei Croati|
|Ordination||15 July 1945 (Priest)|
|Consecration||3 May 1964 (Bishop)
by Franjo Šeper
|Created Cardinal||2 February 1983|
19 April 1919|
|Died||11 March 2002
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
He was born in 1919 in Pribić (part of Krašić), in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (present-day Croatia). He ws educated at the Classic Lyceum, Zagreb; Theological Faculty, University of Zagreb. He was ordained a priest on 15 July 1945 in Zagreb, by Alojzije Cardinal Stepinac, archbishop of Zagreb. He did pastoral ministry in the archdiocese of Zagreb from 1945 until 1964.
He was appointed Titular Bishop of Meta and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Zagreb on 15 February 1964 by Pope Paul VI and was consecrated on 3 May 1964 by Franjo Cardinal Šeper. He was appointed to succeed Cardinal Seper as archbishop of Zagreb in 1970. In 1983 he was made a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II. He retired in 1997 and was succeeded as Archbishop by Josip Bozanić. Lost the right to participate in the conclave when turned 80 years of age, 15 April 1999. He was called the "Rock of Croatia".
Death. 11 March 2002, Zagreb. Buried in the crypt of the metropolitan cathedral of Zagreb.
Ten years after his death, in March 2012, Archbishop Cardinal Josip Bozanić announced that he would launch a process that requires the Church to examine options for the beatification of Cardinal Kuharić.
Status of Medjugorje
- Glas Koncila (the Croatian Catholic Newspaper), August 1993.
|Archbishop of Zagreb