The foundation stone of the Church of St Anthony was blessed by Msgr. Mate Uzinić, then Bishop of Dubrovnik, on 14 June 2016, and the stone itself is part of a shelled stone cross taken from Dubrovnik’s Mount Srđ and blessed by St John Paul II. Alongside the foundation stone, a charter containing the construction data was placed in the foundations of the new church. The
Church of St Anthony in Korčula is the first larger church built from the ground up in the Diocese of Dubrovnik after several decades.