Roman Catholic Diocese of Chuncheon
Diocese of Chuncheon
|Territory||Northern part of Gangwon|
|Area||12,016 km2 (4,639 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2017)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||25 April 1939 (83 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Chuncheon|
|Bishop||Simon Kim Ju-young|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Andrew Yeom Soo-jung|
|Bishops emeritus||Lucas Kim Woon-hoe|
The Diocese of Chunchon (also romanized Chuncheon and Ch’unch’on, Latin: Dioecesis Chuncheonensis) is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in South Korea. A suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seoul, it has ecclesiastic authority over the administrative province of Gangwon-do.
The jurisdiction was erected on April 25, 1939 as a missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction on territory split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Seoul under the name Apostolic Prefecture of Shunsen, the city's name during the period of Japanese rule of Korea.
It was renamed the Apostolic Prefecture of Chunchon on July 16, 1950 and made an Apostolic vicariate on September 20, 1955.
On 22 March 1965, it lost territory to establish the Diocese of Wonju 원주
Apostolic Prefects of Chunchon
- Owen McPolin (1939–1940)
- Thomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. (1940–1942)
- Paul Noh Gi-nam (1942–1945; apostolic administrator)
- Thomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. (1945–1955)
Apostolic Vicars of Chunchon
- Thomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. (1955–1962)
Bishops of Chunchon
- Thomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. (1962–1965)
- Thomas Stewart, S.S.C.M.E. (1966–1994)
- John Chang Yik (1994–2010)
- Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (2010–2020)
- Simon Kim Ju-young (2020–present)
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