Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul

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Archdiocese of Seoul
Archidioecesis Seulum
서울 대교구
Myeong-dong Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and St. Nicholas
Country South Korea
Area 17,349 km2 (6,698 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,472,815 (14.5%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and St Nicholas in Seoul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrew Yeom Sou-jeong
Suffragans Diocese of Ch’unch’on
Diocese of Daejeon
Diocese of Hamhung
Diocese of Incheon
Diocese of Pyongyang
Diocese of Suwon
Diocese of Uijeongbu
Diocese of Wonju
Auxiliary Bishops Basil Cho Kyu-man
Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon
Peter Chung Soon-taek
Emeritus Bishops Nicolas Cheong Jin-suk Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus (2006-2012)
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Seoul (Latin: Archidioecesis Seulum, Korean: 서울 대교구) is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church comprising Seoul, South Korea. It is led by the prelature of the Archbishop of Seoul, the Metropolitan bishop, whose seat is at Myeongdong Cathedral in Myeongdong, Jung-gu, Seoul.

As the episcopal see is the oldest one in South Korea and that of its capital city, he is often considered to be the primate of South Korea, though the title has not been granted by the Holy See.

The see was erected on September 9, 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI, who created the Vicariate Apostolic of Corea from the Diocese of Peking. It was renamed the Apostolic Vicariate of Seoul on April 8, 1911 when the see of Daegu became independent, and renamed the Apostolic Vicariate of Seul in 1950. It was promoted to archdiocesan status on March 10, 1962.[1]

The Archbishop of Seoul is also the Apostolic Administrator in the Diocese of Pyongyang.

The following is the list of the bishops and the archbishops of Seoul.

List of leaders[edit]

Bishops of Korea[edit]

Bishops of Seoul[edit]

Archbishops of Seoul[edit]

Vicar General[edit]

Auxiliary Bishop[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Seoul". 

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Coordinates: 37°33′48″N 126°59′13″E / 37.5633°N 126.9870°E / 37.5633; 126.9870