Military Ordinariate of Korea

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Military Ordinariate of Korea

Ordinariatus Militaris Corea

Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationCheonjugyo Gunjonggyogu
McCune–ReischauerCh'ŏnjugyo Kunjonggyogu
Location
CountryKorea
Statistics
Population
- Catholics (including non-members)

87,093
Churches95
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established22 November 1983 (37 years ago)
CathedralOur Lady of the Assumption Cathedral,[1] Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopTitus Seo Sang-bum
Bishops emeritusFrancis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M.
Website
www.gunjong.or.kr

The Military Ordinariate of Korea is a military ordinariate of the Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Catholics serving in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Armed Forces and their families.

History[edit]

It was established as a military vicariate on 22 November 1983 and elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986.

Office holders[edit]

Military vicars[edit]

Military ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "국직" (in Korean). Military Ordinariate of Korea. 2005. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  2. ^ Cho Hyun (2021-02-03). "천주교 군종교구장 서상범 신부" (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2021-06-14.

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Coordinates: 37°33′00″N 126°58′59″E / 37.5500°N 126.9830°E / 37.5500; 126.9830