Mato Zovkic, born in 1937 to a Croatian Catholic family in Bosnia, obtained a Doctorate in Theology from the Catholic Theological Faculty in Zagreb in 1968. From 1969 to 1972, he studied Holy Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, where he received his S. S. L. Degree. Ordained a priest of the Sarajevo Archdiocese in 1963, he taught New Testament Exegesis at the Catholic Theological Faculty in Sarajevo from 1972 to 2009. He was also a member of the Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 2012. In July 2008, Cardinal Vinko Puljic appointed him Vicar of the Sarajevo Archdiocese for relations with other faith communities, a position he held until May 2012. In 2015, the Sarajevo University awarded him of the title of Professor Emeritus. He has been writing books, articles and reviews on Theology since 1969. He has published 24 books of his own, and translated four theological books from English and two from German. As well as writing in Croatian, his mother tongue, he has written a number of articles in English and German on interreligious and interethnic relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.