Ante Jozić

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Ante Jozić
Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus
Titular Archbishop of Cissa
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed2 February 2019
PredecessorGábor Pintér
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Cissa
Orders
Ordination28 June 1986
by Ante Jurić
Consecration16 September 2020
by Pietro Parolin,Marin Barišić and Dražen Kutleša
Personal details
Born (1967-01-16) 16 January 1967 (age 57)
NationalityCroatian
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)
MottoIn Te Domine speravi
Coat of armsAnte Jozić's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Ante Jozić
History
Diaconal ordination
Ordained byAnte Jurić
Date15 December 1991
Priestly ordination
Ordained byAnte Jurić
Date28 June 1992
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorPietro Parolin
Co-consecratorsMarin Barišić
Dražen Kutleša
Date16 September 2020
Styles of
Ante Jozić
Reference styleHis Excellency
The Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Ante Jozić (born 16 January 1967) is a Croatian prelate of the Catholic Church. He has worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1999. Though appointed as apostolic nuncio and titular archbishop in 2019, injuries suffered in a traffic accident prevented him from being consecrated and taking up his post. His episcopal consecration has been postponed a second time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was finally consecrated on 16 September 2020.

Biography[edit]

Ante Jozić was born in Trilj, Croatia, on 16 January 1967. He was ordained a priest on 28 June 1992 and became a priest of the Diocese of Split.[3]

He obtained a doctorate in civil and canon law.

To prepare for a diplomatic career he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1995.[4] He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 1999 and worked at the apostolic nunciatures in India, the Russian Federation, and the Philippines,[3] and for ten years in Hong Kong as head of the Holy See Study Mission for China.[5]

Pope Francis appointed Jozić titular archbishop of Cissa and Apostolic Nuncio to Côte d'Ivoire on 2 February 2019.[3] His episcopal consecration, scheduled for 1 May, was postponed after Jozić was seriously injured in a car accident in Croatia on 7 April.[1][6] He was released from the hospital on 20 June.[7] On 28 October, Paolo Borgia was appointed in his stead.[8]

Jozić had an audience with Pope Francis on 22 January 2020 and remained a titular archbishop-elect.[9] His episcopal ordination was initially re-scheduled for 21 March 2020, but was postponed again pending the rescinding of restrictions on mass gatherings due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[10] He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus on 21 May 2020.[11] Jozić was ultimately consecrated bishop on 16 September 2020 Solin, Croatia, with Pietro Parolin, the Cardinal Secretary of State, serving as the principal consecrator.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pope Francis named Ante Jozić Apostolic Nuncio to the Ivory Coast on 2 February 2019. His consecration as bishop, scheduled for 1 May, was postponed after Jozić was seriously injured in a car accident in Croatia on 7 April.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Hong Kong Holy See official badly hurt in car crash". UCA News. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Mons. Ante Jozić se oporavlja: Posjetio ga papin tajnik Parolin" [Mons. Ante Jozic Recovers: visited by Papal Secretary Parolin] (in Croatian). 24 sara. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Rinunce e nomine, 02.02.2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 1950 – 1999" (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Msgr. Ante Jozic injured in a serious car accident". Asia News. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Mons. Ante Jozić se oporavlja: Posjetio ga papin tajnik Parolin" [Mons. Ante Jozic Recovers: visited by Papal Secretary Parolin] (in Croatian). 24 sara. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Mons. Ante Jozić zahvalio se Gospi Sinjskoj na oporavku od teške prometne nesreće". Misija Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 25 June 2019. Archived from the original on 6 September 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 28.10.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Audiences, 22.01.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Consecration of Hong Kong's former Vatican legate delayed again". Hong Kong. Union of Catholic Asian News. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 21.05.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 21 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Apostolic nuncio to Belarus consecrated a bishop". EWTN. Catholic News Agency. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast
(appointed but did not assume post)

2 February 2019 – 28 October 2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus
21 May 2020 – present
Incumbent
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Head of Holy See Study Mission, Hong Kong
2010–2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Archbishop of Cissa
2019–present
Incumbent