Roman Catholic Diocese of Chunchon

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Diocese of Chuncheon

Dioecesis Chuncheonensis

춘천 교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area12,016 km2 (4,639 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
1,139,033
89,446 (7.9%)
Parishes61
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established25 April 1939 (81 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Chuncheon
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLucas Kim Woon-hoe
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Map
Diocese of Chuncheon.svg
Website
cccatholic.or.kr

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.

Its cathedral episcopal see mother church is Jungnim-dong Cathedral in Chuncheon.

History[edit]

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.

It was elevated to diocesan status on March 10, 1962.[1][2]

On 22 March 1965, it lost territory to establish the Diocese of Wonju 원주

Ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Prefects of Chunchon[edit]

Apostolic Vicars of Chunchon[edit]

  • Thomas F. Quinlan, S.S.C.M.E. (1955–1962)

Bishops of Chunchon[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Ch'unch'on". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Chuncheon". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.

External links[edit]

  • (in Korean) [1]

Coordinates: 37°52′00″N 127°43′59″E / 37.8667°N 127.7330°E / 37.8667; 127.7330