Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno
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|Diocese of Mostar-Duvno
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of Vrhbosna|
|Area||8,368 km2 (3,231 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||July 5, 1881|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Mary, Mother of the Church|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church encompassing Herzegovina. The diocese, as well as the Franciscan Province, is centred in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was formed on July 5, 1881. However, the Diocese of Duvno existed long before 1881, and was erected sometime in the 6th century.
The seat of the bishopric is in the Cathedral of Mary the Mother of the Church. The diocese releases two monthly magazines: Naša ognjišta by the Franciscan Province, and Crkva na kamenu by the bishopric.
The diocese covers area of 8.368 km sq, with 175.395 Catholic in 66 parishes of the diocese. There are 73 diocesen priests. A number of parishes belongs to the Francisican Province of Herzegovina.
List of Bishops
This is a list of Bishops of Mostar-Duvno since the re-establishment of the Diocese in 1881.
- Paškal Buconjić, OFM (1881-1910)
- Alojzije Mišić, OFM (1912-1942)
- Petar Čule (1942-1980)
- Pavao Žanić (1980-1993)
- Ratko Perić (1993- )
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