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
Churches96
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established22 November 1983 (35 years ago)
CathedralArmed Forces Central Cathedral, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrancis 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]

  • Angelo Kim Nam-su (appointed 22 November 1983 – became military ordinary 21 July 1986)

Military ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

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