Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Daegu

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Archdiocese of Daegu

Archidioecesis Taeguensis

대구 대교구
계산동 성당 측면.jpg
Gyesan-dong Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
Country South Korea
Area9,129 km2 (3,525 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
458,128 (8.8%)
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Daegu
Co-cathedralBeomeo Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi
Patron saintOur Lady of Lourdes
St John Yi Yun-il
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil
Bishops emeritusPaul Ri Moun-hi Archbishop Emeritus (1986–2007)
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Daegu (previously known as Taiku or Taegu) is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. The Archbishop of Daegu, whose seat is at Kyesan Cathedral in Daegu, is Metropolitan bishop for the Dioceses of Andong, Cheongju, Masan, and Busan.

It is the second oldest episcopal see in Korea, erected as an apostolic vicariate on April 8, 1911 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Korea. It was elevated to archdiocesan status on March 10, 1962.[1]

Bishops of Daegu[edit]

Archbishops of Daegu[edit]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Taegu, South Korea". Retrieved 2009-02-22.

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Coordinates: 35°51′38″N 128°35′13″E / 35.860626°N 128.586982°E / 35.860626; 128.586982