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
Location
Country South Korea
TerritoryDaegu, part of North Gyeongsang Province
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
Statistics
Area9,129 km2 (3,525 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2020)
4,476,518
511,757 (11.4%)
Parishes164
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedApril 8, 1911
(as Apostolic Vicariate)
March 10, 1962
(as Archdiocese)
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
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-gil
Auxiliary BishopsJohn Bosco Chang Shin-ho
Bishops emeritusPaul Ri Moun-hi Archbishop Emeritus (1986–2007)
Map
Archdiocese of Daegu.svg
Website
daegu-archdiocese.or.kr

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]

Leadership[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Vicars of Taiku[edit]

Archbishops of Daegu[edit]

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Paul Ri Moun-hi (1985–1986)
  • John Choi Young-su (2006–2007)

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Taegu, South Korea". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho" retrieved September 3, 2020

External links[edit]

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