Roman Catholic Diocese of Daejeon

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Diocese of Daejeon

Dioecesis Taeieonensis

대전교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area9,137 km2 (3,528 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
3,435,088
221,711 (6.5%)
Parishes107
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established23 June 1958 (61 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St. Joseph the Worker in Daejeon
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLazarus You Heung-sik
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Auxiliary BishopsAugustinus Kim Jong Soo
Bishops emeritusJoseph Kyeong Kap-ryong Bishop Emeritus (1984-2005)
Map
Diocese of Daejeon.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Taejon (Latin: Dioecesis Taeieonensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic church in South Korea. It is the diocese for Daejeon, South Korea. Nazarius Heung-sik Yoo is its bishop; Augustinus Kim Jong Soo is the auxiliary bishop.

History[edit]

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

Ordinaries[edit]

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. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Augustinus Kim Jong Soo" retrieved November 7, 2015

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