Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju

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Diocese of Jeju

Dioecesis Cheiuensis

제주교구
Location
Country South Korea
TerritoryJeju Province
Ecclesiastical provinceGwangju
MetropolitanGwangju
Statistics
Area1,848 km2 (714 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
678,772
81,411 (12.1%)
Parishes28
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established28 June 1971 (50 years ago)
CathedralImmaculate Conception Cathedral, Jeju City
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPius Moon Chang-woo
Metropolitan ArchbishopHyginus Kim Hee-jong
Bishops emeritusPaul Kim Tchang-ryeol
Peter Kang U-il
Map
Diocese of Jeju.svg
Website
diocesecheju.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju (제주, also romanized Jeju, Latin: Dioecesis Cheiuensis) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gwangju, South Korea, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Its episcopal see and mother church is Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Jeju City.

History[edit]

It was created on 28 June 1971 by Pope Paul VI as Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주 / Cheju / 濟州 (正體中文) / Cheiuen(sis) (Latin), exempt, on territory split off from the Archdiocese of Gwangju.

It was elevated on 21 March 1977, also by Pope Paul VI to Diocese of Jeju 제주 / Cheju / 濟州 (正體中文) / Cheiuen(sis) (Latin).[1]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 71,845 Catholics (11.9% of 604,670 total) on 1,849 km2 in 27 parishes with 51 priests (44 diocesan, 7 religious), 1 deacon, 110 lay religious (7 brothers, 103 sisters) and 17 seminarians.

Leadership[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Pius Moon Chang-woo (15 August 2017 – 22 November 2020)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Jeju". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ Heo Ho-jun (2020-11-18). "퇴임하는 강우일 주교 "평화 위한 일에 동참해달라"" (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  3. ^ a b c "Rinunce e nomine, 22.11.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 22 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°30′N 126°31′E / 33.500°N 126.517°E / 33.500; 126.517