Roman Catholic Diocese of Daejeon

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Diocese of Daejeon

Dioecesis Taeieonensis

대전교구
Location
Country South Korea
TerritoryDaejeon, Sejong and South Chungcheong
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area9,190 km2 (3,550 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
3,866,219
335,152 (8.5%)
Parishes142
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 23, 1958 (64 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St. Joseph the Worker in Daejeon
Patron saintOur Lady of Lourdes
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAugustinus Kim Jong Soo
Auxiliary BishopsStephanus Han Jung-hyun
Map
Diocese of Daejeon.svg
Website
djcatholic.or.kr

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Daejeon (Latin: Dioecesis Taeieonensis, Hangul: 천주교 대전교구) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic church in South Korea. It is the diocese for Daejeon, South Korea. Augustinus Kim Jong-soo has been appointed its bishop; Stephanus Han Jung-hyun is auxiliary bishop.

History[edit]

On 23 June 1958 Pope Pius XII erected the apostolic vicariate of Daejeon. The vicariate was made a diocese on 10 March 1962 by Pope John XXIII.[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Vicars of Daijeon
Bishops of Daejeon

Coadjutor bishops[edit]

  • Lazarus You Heung-sik (2003–2005)

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Daejeon". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Daejeon". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. ^ Cho Hyun (11 June 2021). "교황, 유흥식 주교 교황청 성직자성 장관에 임명". The Hankyoreh (in Korean). Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Rinunce e nomine, 26.02.2022" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 10.02.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  6. ^ Kim Dong-hee (30 November 2020). "한정현 신부, 천주교 대전교구 보좌주교 임명". Daejon Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 1 December 2020.

Coordinates: 36°19′00″N 127°25′01″E / 36.3167°N 127.4170°E / 36.3167; 127.4170