Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ

South Korea South Korea

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ / Kwangju / ๅ…‰ๅทž (ๆญฃ้ซ”ไธญๆ–‡) / Kvangiuen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Jeju ์ œ์ฃผ, Jeonju ์ „์ฃผ

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2022.11.19 โ€“ ...):Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jjn (56)Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jjn (์˜ฅํ˜„์ง„ ์‹œ๋ชฌ / ็Ž‰่ณข้€ฒ) (56)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jjn (56)Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jjn (์˜ฅํ˜„์ง„ ์‹œ๋ชฌ / ็Ž‰่ณข้€ฒ) (56)
(2022.11.19 โ€“ ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea)
General Secretary of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea

๋‚ด ์•ˆ์— ๋จธ๋ฌผ๋Ÿฌ๋ผ

Born:1968.03.05 (Kwangju, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1994.01.26
Consecrated Bishop:2011.07.06

Priest of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1994.01.26 โ€“ 2011.05.12)

Titular Bishop of Pederodiana (2011.05.12 โ€“ 2022.11.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2011.05.12 โ€“ 2022.11.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2022.11.19 โ€“ ...)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea (2023.10.11 โ€“ ...)

Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong (77)Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong (๊น€ํฌ์ค‘ ํžˆ์ง€๋…ธ / ้‡‘็†™ไธญ) (77)
(2010.03.25 โ€“ 2022.11.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea)

Fiat voluntas Domini / ์ฃผ๋‹˜ ๋œป๋Œ€๋กœ

Born:1947.02.21 (Mokpo, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1975.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2003.08.18

Priest of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1975.07.05 โ€“ 2003.07.09)

Titular Bishop of Corniculana (2003.07.09 โ€“ 2009.07.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2003.07.09 โ€“ 2009.07.10)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2009.07.10 โ€“ 2010.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2010.03.25 โ€“ 2022.11.19)

President of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea (2014.10.30 โ€“ 2020.10.15)

Archbishop Andreas Choi Chang-mou (87)Archbishop Andreas Choi Chang-mou (์ตœ์ฐฝ๋ฌด ์•ˆ๋“œ๋ ˆ์•„ / ๅด”ๆ˜Œๆญฆ) (87)
(2000.11.30 โ€“ 2010.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea)

๋ง์”€์€ ์ƒ๋ช…์˜ ๋น›

Born:1936.09.15 (Munsan, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1994.03.25

Priest of Seoul ์„œ์šธ (South Korea) (1963.06.09 โ€“ 1994.02.03)

Titular Bishop of Flumenpiscense (1994.02.03 โ€“ 1999.02.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul ์„œ์šธ (South Korea) (1994.02.03 โ€“ 1999.02.09)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1999.02.09 โ€“ 2000.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (2000.11.30 โ€“ 2010.03.25)

President of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea (2002 โ€“ 2005)

Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (99)Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (์œค๊ณตํฌ ๋น…ํ† ๋ฆฌ๋…ธ / ๅฐนๆญ็†™) (99)
(1973.10.25 โ€“ 2000.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea)

Pax Christi / ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์Šค๋„์˜ ํ‰ํ™”

Born:1924.11.08 (Chinnampโ€™o, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1950.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1963.10.20

Priest of Seoul ์„œ์šธ (South Korea) (1950.03.20 โ€“ 1963.10.07)

Bishop of Suwon ์ˆ˜์› (South Korea) (1963.10.07 โ€“ 1973.10.25)

President of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea (1967 โ€“ 1970)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1973.10.25 โ€“ 2000.11.30)

President of Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference of Korea (1975 โ€“ 1981)

Archbishop Peter Han Kong-ryel (ํ•œ๊ณต๋ ฌ ๋ฒ ๋“œ๋กœ)
(1971 โ€“ 1973.03.07)

In verbo tuo laxabo rete

Born:1913.02.03 (Incheon, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1939.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1961.03.12
Died:1973.03.07 (โ€  60)

Titular Bishop of Sagalassus (1961.01.03 โ€“ 1962.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Jeonju ์ „์ฃผ (South Korea) (1961.01.03 โ€“ 1962.03.10)

Bishop of Jeonju ์ „์ฃผ (South Korea) (1962.03.10 โ€“ 1971)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1971 โ€“ 1973.03.07)

Archbishop Harold William Henry (ํ˜„ ํ•˜๋กค๋“œ), S.S.C.M.E.
(1962.03.10 โ€“ 1971.06.28)

Ad Jesum per Mariam

Born:1909.07.11 (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Ordained Priest:1932.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1957.05.11
Died:1976.03.01 (โ€  66)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1950.07 โ€“ 1957.01.26)

Titular Bishop of Corydala (1957.01.26 โ€“ 1962.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1957.01.26 โ€“ 1962.03.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1962.03.10 โ€“ 1971.06.28)

Titular Archbishop of Thubunรฆ in Numidia (1971.06.28 โ€“ 1976.03.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Cheju ์ œ์ฃผ (South Korea) (1971.06.28 โ€“ 1976.03.01)

Vicars Apostolic of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (Roman Rite)

Bishop Harold William Henry (ํ˜„ ํ•˜๋กค๋“œ), S.S.C.M.E. (later Archbishop)
(1957.01.26 โ€“ 1962.03.10)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (Roman Rite)

Fr. Harold William Henry (ํ˜„ ํ•˜๋กค๋“œ), S.S.C.M.E. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1950.07 โ€“ 1957.01.26)

Msgr. Patrick Thomas Brennan (์•ˆ ํŒŒํŠธ๋ฆฌ์น˜์˜ค), S.S.C.M.E.
(1948.11.12 โ€“ 1950.09.24)

Born:1901 (USA)
Died:1950.09.24 (โ€  48)

Prefect Apostolic of Gwangju ๊ด‘์ฃผ (South Korea) (1948.11.12 โ€“ 1950.09.24)

Killed in Taejon prison.

Prefects Apostolic of Kwoszu (Roman Rite)

Fr. Owen MacPolin (์ž„ ์˜ค์—”), S.S.C.M.E.
(1945.08.15 โ€“ 1947.10)

Born:1889 (Hilltown, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1913
Died:1963.02.28 (โ€  73)

Prefect Apostolic of Kwoszu (South Korea) (1937.04.13 โ€“ 1942.02.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Shunsen (South Korea) (1939 โ€“ 1941)

Prefect Apostolic of Kwoszu (South Korea) (1945.08.15 โ€“ 1947.10)

Fr. Thomas Asagoro Wakida (ใƒˆใƒž ่„‡็”ฐ ๆต…ไบ”้ƒŽ) (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1943.02.07 โ€“ 1945.09.16)

Fr. Owen MacPolin (์ž„ ์˜ค์—”), S.S.C.M.E.
(1937.04.13 โ€“ 1942.02.15)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Jeonju ์ „์ฃผ (โ†‘), Masan ๋งˆ์‚ฐ (โ†’), Jeju ์ œ์ฃผ (โ†“)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 12,859 kmยฒ

Population: 366,267 Catholics (11.3% of 3,248,747 total)

Pastoral Centres: 142 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 341 priests (272 diocesan, 69 religious), 651 religious (120 brothers, 531 sisters), 58 seminarians

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