Roman Catholic Diocese of Hvar

Diocese of Hvar-Brač-Vis
Dioecesis Pharensis (-Brazensis et Lissensis)
Hvarsko-bračko-viška biskupija
Hvar Cathedral
Country  Croatia
Metropolitan Hvar
- Total
(as of 2006)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1147
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Stephen, Hvar
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Current leadership

Slobodan Štambuk

Bishop of Hvar-Brač-Vis
Metropolitan Archbishop

Marin Barišić

Archbishop of Split-Makarska

The Roman Catholic diocese of Hvar-Brač-Vis (Croatian: Hvarsko-bračko-viška biskupija; Latin: Dioecesis Pharensis (-Brazensis et Lissensis)) is a diocese in the Dalmatian islands in Croatia.

The diocese was founded in 1154 by the Venetians after their conquest of the island in 1147. The cathedral was set up at Stari Grad and later transferred to Hvar. This new diocese was subject to the Archbishop of Zadar who was under Venetian control already.

In 1180, Hvar fell to King Bela III of Hungary and Croatia, who transferred it back to the archdiocese of Split in 1185.

It is also known as the diocese of Lesina.[1]


External links

  • Diocese of Hvar-Brač-Vis at

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