Roman Catholic Diocese of Andong

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Diocese of Andong

Dioecesis Andongensis

안동 교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanDaegu
Statistics
Area10,781 km2 (4,163 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
761,000
47,837 (6.3%)
Parishes38
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established29 May 1969 (50 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Andong
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Hyuk-ju Gwon
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil
Bishops emeritusRené Marie Albert Dupont Bishop Emeritus (1969-1990)
Map
Diocese of Andong.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Andong (Latin: Dioecesis Andongensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church located in Andong, South Korea. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Daegu.

History[edit]

On 29 May 1969 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Andong from territory taken from the Archdiocese of Daegu and the Diocese of Wonju.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Andong". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Andong". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.

Coordinates: 36°35′04″N 128°44′06″E / 36.5844°N 128.7350°E / 36.5844; 128.7350