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Rev. Goran Jovicic, PhD, JCL

Adjunct Professor of Dogmatic Theology




Bachelor in Sacred Theology, Jesuits School od Philosophy and Theology, Zagreb, Croatia, affiliated to the Pontifical University of the Gregoriana, Rome

Doctor of Theology, Specialization in Practical Theology, University of Vienna

Doctoral Dissertation: “Development of Canon Law regarding Papal Representation between the Second Vatican Council and the Reform of the Roman Curia by St. John Paul II, Pope”.

J.C.L. Degree, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC and Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary 

 J.C.D. Candidate Program, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

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Father Goran Jovicic is a Roman Catholic priest from Diocese of Subotica in Serbia. He has a Doctor of Theology with a major in Canon Law and a minor in Dogmatic Theology/Ecumenism. Fr. Jovicic is current studying for his JCD at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest.

HIs main fields of research are Canon Law, Dogmatic Theology (especially Sacraments, Ecclesiology, Ecumenism), International Law, Diplomacy of the Holy See, Roman Curia, State-Church Relations, and Prevention of Child Abuse.

He is teaching Ecclesiology and Ecclesiology for the Deacon Formation.

Conference/Workshop Presentations

Theological and Canon Law Conference, „Katholische Fakultäten zwischen Autonomie derUniversität und kirchlicher Bindung“, School of Philosophy and Theology, Heiligenkreuz,Austria, 24./25. Okt. 2011

Conference Presentation: The Sacramental Seal of Confession and Mandatory Reporting Legislation, at the 9th Conference of Junior Theologians and Doctoral Students, Pécs, Hungary (February, 9-11, 2018)

Conference Presentation, Development of the Sacramental Seal of Confession, Durham University, 10th Anniversary of the Catholic Studies, Durham, UK, (April 17-20, 2018)

Selected Publications

Goran, Jovicic, Das päpstliche Gesandtschaftswesen während des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils, in: Folia Theologica et Canonica, Budapest, 2017, S. 103-121

Goran Jovicic, The Sacramental Seal of Confession and Mandatory Reporting Legislation to the Civil Authorities, Volume of the 8th Conference of Junior Theologians and Doctoral Students Resumes, DOSZ, Pécs, 2018.