From 1991 to 1995 Petanyak was the hospital chaplain in Split. He then studied church history at the Pontifical Gregorian University , where he received his doctorate in 2002 . After various activities within his order, he was provincial minister for two terms from 2005 to 2011 . From 2011 to 2014 he was pastor in Rijeka and then Guardian of the Capuchin monastery in Osijek and provincial definitor .
Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of Krk on January 24, 2015. The Archbishop of Zagreb , Cardinal Josip Bozanić , ordained him episcopal on March 22nd of the same year. Co- consecrators were the Apostolic Nuncio in Croatia, Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico , and his predecessor Valter Župan .
- Rinuncia del Vescovo di Krk (Croazia) e nomina del successore. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , January 24, 2015, accessed January 24, 2015 (Italian).
Bishop of Krk
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Croatian clergyman, Roman Catholic bishop of Krk|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 29, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Drenje , Croatia|