Slobodan Å tambuk

Slobodan Štambuk (* March 1, 1941 in Selca on Brac, Yugoslavia, now Croatia) is a bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hvar.


Slobodan Štambuk attended the gymnasium in Zadar. There he also completed his theological studies successfully. On July 3, 1966 he was ordained a priest in his native Selca.

In the years 1966 to 1968 he worked as a chaplain in the island villages of Gornji Humac and Pražnica on Brač. From 1968 to 1971 he worked as a parish priest in the villages Pitva and Vrsnik on the island of Hvar. After that, he was employed from 1971 to 1978 as a parish pastor in the co- located on Hvar villages Vrbanj and Svirči. He returned back in 1978 on the island of Brač and was there until 1981, first parish priest in the village of Nerežišća. From 1981 to 1989, he worked in the island towns of Supetar and Skrip.

On 30 March 1989 Štambuk was appointed Bishop of Hvar; episcopal ordination he received on April 30. From 1979 to 1989 he was editor of the church newspaper Bračka Crkva ( "The Church of Brač "). In the Croatian Bishops' Conference, he is President of the Council for the mission.