Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheongju

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Diocese of Cheongju

Dioecesis Cheongiuensis

청주 교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanDaegu
Statistics
Area5,770 km2 (2,230 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,328,398
134,181 (10.1%)
Parishes61
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established23 June 1958 (61 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Holy Family in Cheongju
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGabriel Chang Bong-hun
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil
Map
Diocese of Cheongju.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheongju (Latin: Dioecesis Cheongiuensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church located in Cheongju, South Korea. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Daegu. The current bishop is Gabriel Chang Bong-hun, appointed in 1999.

History[edit]

On 23 June 1958, Pope Pius XII erected the Apostolic Vicariate of Cheongju. It was elevated to a diocese by Pope John XXIII on 10 March 1962.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 36°38′00″N 127°28′59″E / 36.6333°N 127.4830°E / 36.6333; 127.4830