Nikola Eterović

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The Most Reverend
Nikola Eterović
Titular Archbishop of Sisak, Apostolic Nuncio to Germany
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Ordination June 26, 1977
by Celestin Bezmalinović
Consecration July 10, 1999
by Angelo Sodano
Personal details
Birth name Nikola Eterović
Born (1951-01-20) January 20, 1951 (age 65)
Pučišća, Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian
Motto Caput anguli Christus (Christ is the corner head)
Styles of
Nikola Eterović
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style not applicable

Nikola Eterović (born January 20, 1951 in Pučišća) is a Croatian Titular Archbishop of the Catholic Church, and Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, since 21 September 2013.


Nikola Eterović was ordained June 26, 1977 by Bishop Celestin Bezmalinović. In March 25, 1980 he joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he worked in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Côte d'Ivoire, Spain and Nicaragua. Pope John Paul II gave him several honors,[1] before making him titular bishop of Sicia and Nuncio to the Ukraine on May 22, 1999. He was consecrated by Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, Ante Jurić, Archbishop of Split, and Slobodan Štambuk, Bishop of Hvar, on July 10, 1999 in St Peter, Rome. In February 11, 2004 he became General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. In November 30, 2009, due to the creation of the actual Diocese of Sisak, Eterović opted for the titular diocese of Cibalae.


Nikola Eterović is a member of the following institutions:

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  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio per l’anno 1982, Città del Vaticano 1982, S. 1849.
  2. ^ Nomina di Membri della Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli
  3. ^ Nomina di Membri del Pontificio Consiglio per la Promozione della Nuova Evangelizzazione
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Antonio Franco
Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine
22 May 1999–11 February 2004
Succeeded by
Ivan Jurkovič
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jan Pieter Schotte
Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops
11 February 2004–21 September 2013
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Baldisseri
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jean-Claude Périsset
Apostolic Nuncio to Germany
21 September 2013–present