Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan

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Diocese of Busan
Dioecesis Busanensis
부산 교구
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical province Daegu
Metropolitan Daegu
Area 3,267 km2 (1,261 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
422,012 (7.6%)
Parishes 119
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 21 January 1957 (60 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Busan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul Cheol-soo Hwang
Metropolitan Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil
Auxiliary Bishops Joseph Son Sam-seok
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Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan (Latin: Dioecesis Busanensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church located in Busan, South Korea.


On 21 January 1957 Pope Pius XII erected as an Apostolic Vicariate of Busan. It was elevated to a diocese by Pope John XXIII on 10 March 1962.[1][2]

List of Bishops[edit]

List of Auxiliary Bishops[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Busan". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Busan". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok" retrieved November 7, 2015

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Coordinates: 35°06′00″N 129°01′59″E / 35.1000°N 129.0330°E / 35.1000; 129.0330