Territorial Abbacy of

Tŏkwon 덕원

North Korea North Korea


Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Territorial Abbacy Territorial Abbacy

Name: Tŏkwon 덕원 (한국어) / Tŏkugen / 德源 (正體中文) / Tokvonen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation



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Contact Info

Address: Tokwon, North Korea

Present Prelates

Abbot Ordinary:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2013.05.07 – ...):Abbot Blasio Park Hyun-dong, O.S.B. (54)Abbot Blasio Park Hyun-dong (블라시오 박현동 / 朴賢東), O.S.B. (54)


Abbot Ordinaries of Tŏkugen (Roman Rite)

Abbot Blasio Park Hyun-dong, O.S.B. (54)Fr. Blasio Park Hyun-dong (블라시오 박현동 / 朴賢東), O.S.B. (54) (later Abbot)
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.05.07 – ...)

Abbot Simon Peter Ri Hyong-u (이형우 시몬베드로), O.S.B.
(Apostolic Administrator 2005.11.21 – 2013.05.07)

Fr. Placidus Ri Tong-ho (이동호 플라치도), O.S.B. (later Abbot)
(Apostolic Administrator 1981.05.22 – 2005.11.21)

Fr. Timotheus Bitterli (이성도 디모테오 / 比特里), O.S.B.
(Apostolic Administrator 1952.05.09 – 1985.10.04)

Bishop Bonifatius Sauer (신상원 보니파시오), O.S.B.
(1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Cruce et regula

Born:1877.01.10 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1921.05.01
Died:1950.02.07 (North Korea † 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Wonsan 원산 (North Korea) (1920.08.25 – 1940.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Appiaria (1920.08.25 – 1950.02.07)

Abbot Ordinary of Tŏkugen (North Korea) (1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Kanko (North Korea) (1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Religious of Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien (Missionary Benedictines). Arrested 1949.05.09. Died in prison.

Special Churches

Pyong-yang 평양 (←), Hamhung 함흥 (↑), Chuncheon 춘천 (↓)

Last updated on 2024.05.15

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