Reverend Ranko Vidović, Clergy of Metropolitan Archdiocese of Split-Makarska
Reverend Ranko Vidović - Diocese of Hvar
Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Ranko Vidović, of the clergy of the metropolitan archdiocese of Split-Makarska, as bishop of the diocese of Hvar, Croatia, until now parish priest and rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Solin.
Msgr. Ranko Vidović was born on 6 May 1961 in Ćerlek, in the metropolitan archdiocese of Split-Makarska. After completing his philosophical and theological studies at the major seminary in Split, he was ordained a priest on 29 June 1986 for the same metropolitan archdiocese.
After ordination, he served as chaplain in Kastel Kambelovac (1986-1988) and parish priest in Split-Lovrinac (1988-2014). Since 2014, he has been parish priest and rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Solin.
In addition, since 5 December 1988 he has been a member of the Archdiocesan Council for the Seminary and Vocations, and since 31 October 2014, dean of Solin.
Resignation of bishop of Charlottetown, Canada
The Holy Father also has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Charlottetown, Canada, presented by Bishop Richard John Grecco.
Bishop Grecco was born on March 4, 1946, in St. Catharines, Ontario.
On December 5, 1997, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of London, Ontario, and then ordained to the episcopate on February 2, 1998, in St. Catharines. On April 27, 2002, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown on July 11, 2009. Bishop Grecco was installed as Bishop of Charlottetown on September 21, 2009, where he worked until his resignation.
As a member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Bishop Grecco was a member of the former National Advisory Committee on Adult Education (1984-1987), of the former English Sector Commission for the Christian education (1999-2001) of which he became president (2001-2005), of the former English Sector Commission for the Evangelization of Peoples (2005-2007), of the Commission for Doctrine (2014-2017) ) of which he became president (2017-2020), and of the Dialogue of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops (2009-2021). He was also a representative of the CCCB to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada (OCCDP) from 2007 to 2011 and a member of the Standing Committee for Development and Peace from 2011 to 2014. As a bishop ponens, he accompanied the Pontifical Mission Societies (2005-2009) and the Charismatic Renewal in Canada (2008-2016), and he was also a delegate of the CCCB to the Canadian Council of Churches (2016-2017). In addition, Bishop Grecco was the Moderator of the Appeals Tribunal of Canada from 2011 to 2017.