The Cathedral of St. Bonaventure is the Cathedral Church of Banja Luka diocesia and one of the four Catholic Catheds in Bosnia and Herzegovina along those in Sarajevo, Majori, Mostar (Mary Church) and Trebinje (Blessed Virgin Mary or Mali Gospe).

The Cathedral in Banja Luka usually knows as "bishop's church", because she is not a parish church. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Bonaventuri (+1274), and was built in 1885-1887. At that time, this part of Banja Luka has not yet been inhabited, and Banjolučan called him "Field". The church was built in Gothic style and on the inside equipped with woody gothic altars of tyrolic workmanship. At the explicit request of the then (Austro-Hungarian), the Church should not be longer than 18, nor wider than 9 m. With this size, she never fully suited his purpose, but he served as such believers until such believers until such a strong earthquake on October 26, 1969. When it is hardly damaged and had to crash. The new cathedral was built on the site of the old 1972-73. The guiding thought in the preparation of the project, which was achieved by the Zagreb architect Ing. Matasovic, was a double symbolism of the tent. In the Old Testament, the presence of God was called the "tent of God", and many people were forced to be temporarily housed under the tents after earthquake. The first Mass was celebrated on Christmas in 1973. According to the drafts of the Slovenian architect, Danila Fürsta was lined with the outer part of the Cathedral in 1987. Stone slabs (Vinkuran from Pazin). On the portal, the young Slovenian academic Cyprus from Ljubljana Viktor Plestenjak carved two barrels (shallow relief) with the Gesel: "We will go to the Chamber of Lord." The 42 m bell tower was built in 1990-91, has five bells (weight 1,070, 745, 540, 315 and 250 kg). The current completed appearance of the Cathedral was only received in 2001. When the roof reconstruction was performed and the internal arrangement was completed. The stained glass was developed by the Croatian Academic painter Ivo Dulčić (1916-1975). On the façade, the symbols of the four evangelists, above the altar of Christ's resurrection, are presented, and on the left side of the worldwide, the character of St. Bonaventure, seraphic teachers and on the right side of "two fish and five loaves." Mosaicia did an artist from Prijedor Rudi Slacela, and the tabernacle in the form of a ball Croatian academic sculptor Jure Žaja (r. 1944). The classic organ is made in 1886 in Richard Ibach in Barmen in Germany. They have 18 registers and 1041 plays. Banjolučka dišepija, renovated and mounted in 2002, is to the right of the main entrance to the Cathedral there is a memorial chapel BL. Ivana Merza (1896-1928) with a suitcase in which Bl. Ivan was buried in Mirogoj in Zagreb and his crops. The Cathedral and Memorial Chapel on 22 July 2003 also visited Pope John Paul II. He gave the statue of the Riskog of Christ who is now standing in front of the Cathedral.

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