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Diocese of

Banja Luka

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 16,457 km²

Population: 32,908 Catholics (6.1% of 540,000 total) (2015)

Statistics: 48 parishes, 68 priests (24 diocesan, 44 religious), 135 lay religious (45 brothers, 90 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Vrhbosna

Neighbouring Dioceses: Split–Makarska (↙), Šibenik (↙), Gospić–Senj (←), Sisak (↖), Bjelovar–Križevci (↑), Požega (↗), Đakovo–Osijek (↗), Vrhbosna (↘), Mostar–Duvno (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: sv. Bonavetura (July 15)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 1

Liturgical Calendar

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1989.05.15 – ...):Bishop Franjo Komarica (73)Bishop Franjo Komarica (73)
Auxiliary Bishop (2010.07.15 – ...):Bishop Marko Semren, O.F.M. (64)Bishop Marko Semren, O.F.M. (64)

Titular Bishop of Abaradira

Ordinaries

Bishops of Banja Luka (Roman Rite)

Bishop Franjo Komarica (73)Bishop Franjo Komarica (73)Permalink
(1989.05.15 – ...)

Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Gospodin je moia snaga i moia pjesma

Born:1946.02.03 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ordained Priest:1972.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.06

Titular Bishop of Satafis (1985.10.28 – 1989.05.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1985.10.28 – 1989.05.15)

Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1989.05.15 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2002 – 2005)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010.04 – 2015.03.20)

Bishop Alfred PichlerPermalink
(1985.12.31 – 1989.05.15)

Nec laudibus nec timore

Born:1913.12.18 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.13
Consecrated Bishop:1959.10.18
Died:1992.05.17 († 78)

Bishop of Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1959.07.22 – 1985.12.31)

Bishop of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1985.12.31 – 1989.05.15)

Bishops of Banjaluka (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfred PichlerPermalink
(1959.07.22 – 1985.12.31)

(see above)

Bishop Carlo CelikPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.12.15 – 1958.08.11)

Bishop Josip Stepan Garić, O.F.M.Permalink
(1912.12.14 – 1946.06.30)

Born:1870.10.28
Ordained Priest:1893.07.30
Consecrated Bishop:1913.02.20
Died:1946.06.30 († 75)

Bishop of Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1912.12.14 – 1946.06.30)

Bishop Mariano Markovic, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1884.03.27 – 1912.06.20)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.03.21

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