Tonči Matulić

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Tonči Matulić
Born(1966-10-26)October 26, 1966
Supetar, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Alma mater University of Zagreb
Alphonsian Academy
Occupation Priest, author, professor, bioethicists

Tonči Matulić (born October 26, 1966) is a Croatian Roman Catholic priest, author, university professor, and bioethicists who serves as a dean of Zagreb Catholic Faculty of Theology.


Early life and education

Tonči Matulić was born in Supetar on the island of Brač on October 26, 1966 as the tenth child. He attended primary school in Dubrovnik, and high school in Supetar and Split. From 1986 to 1992 he studied theology at the Split and Zagreb Catholic Faculties of Theology. From 1991 to 1992 he studied postgraduate studies at the Zagreb Catholic Faculty of Theology. He earned his master's degree (1995) and doctorate (1998) in moral theology at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. [1] He continued his studies in the field of bioethics in various institutes in Italy and United States. He is the author of many scientific papers in the field of bioethics. [2]

Supetar Town in Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Supetar is a town and a city on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County, in Croatia. It became the island's official centre in 1827. The City of Supetar includes the town Supetar and the three villages Splitska, Škrip and Mirca.

Brač Croatian island

Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, with an area of 396 square kilometres (153 sq mi), making it the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. It is separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel, which is 5 to 13 km wide. The island's tallest peak, Vidova gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 780 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic. The island has a population of 13,956, living in numerous settlements, ranging from the main town Supetar, with more than 3,300 inhabitants, to Murvica, where less than two dozen people live. Brač Airport on Brač is the largest airport of all islands surrounding Split.

Dubrovnik City in Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.


From 1992 to 1993 Matulić was chaplain and pastor of the island of Hvar, and from 1998 to 1999 teacher of religious studies in primary school in Stari Grad, as well as a parish priest in Selca. [1] Since 1999, Matulić is the professor at the Zagreb Catholic Faculty of Theology at the department of moral theology. Since the academic year 2012/2013 he serves as the Dean of the Faculty. [3] Matulić has published nine books and many other scientific papers. He won the "Croatian Book of the Year" award in 2009 for his book "Metamorphosis of culture-Theological recognition of singes of time in an atmosphere of scientific-technical civilization". [4]

Hvar island in Croatia

Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast, lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 68 km (42.25 mi) long, with a high east-west ridge of Mesozoic limestone and dolomite, the island of Hvar is unusual in the area for having a large fertile coastal plain, and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters, and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. The island has 11,103 residents, making it the 4th most populated of the Croatian islands.

Stari Grad, Croatia Town in Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Stari Grad is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County.

Selca, Brač Municipality in Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia

Selca is a municipality on the island of Brač in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It has a population of 1,804, 97.17% of which are Croats. Towns included in the municipality are: Selca, Sumartin, Povlja, Novo Selo which are home to numerous historical sites of various importance such as the Parish Church in Selca, which later came to be known as the "Cathedral of Brač", the 18th century church in Povlja, where the Charter of Povlja was found as well as the 10th century Church of Nikola located in Sumartin.

In addition, Matulić is active in media as a theologian and intellectual, as well as commentator of religious, bioethical, social and political questions.

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