Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno

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Diocese of Diocese of Mostar-Duvno
Dioecesis Mandentriensis-Dulminiensis
Mostarsko-duvanjska biskupija
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Vrhbosna
Area 8,368 km2 (3,231 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
208,226 (43.3%)
Parishes 66
Denomination Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established July 5, 1881
Cathedral Cathedral of Mary, Mother of the Church
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Secular priests 69
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ratko Perić
Mostarsko-duvanjska biskupija.svg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno (Latin: Dioecesis Mandentriensis-Dulminiensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the 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.[1][2]

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.

The current bishop of Mostar is Mons. Ratko Perić. He also serves as administrator of the Diocese of Trebinje-Mrkan. Trebinje-Mrkan was united with Mostar-Duvno in 1890.


The archive of the Diocesan Ordinariate of Mostar was confiscated by the authorities of Communist Yugoslavia in 1948.[3]

List of Bishops[edit]

This is a list of Bishops of Mostar-Duvno since the re-establishment of the Diocese in 1881.


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