Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju

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Diocese of Jeju

Dioecesis Cheiuensis

제주 교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceGwangju
MetropolitanGwangju
Statistics
Area1,847 km2 (713 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
559,747
62,113 (11.1%)
Parishes24
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established28 June 1971 (48 years ago)
CathedralImmaculate Conception Cathedral, Jeju City
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPeter Woo-il Kang
Metropolitan ArchbishopHyginus Kim Hee Jong
Bishops emeritusPaul Chang-ryul Kim
Map
Diocese of Jeju.svg
Website
www.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]

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.

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주
Suffragan Bishops of Jeju 제주
  • Michael Jung-il Park = Michael Pak Jeong-il (1977.04.15 – 1982.06.08), next Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea) (1982.06.08 – 1988.12.15), Bishop of Masan 마산 (South Korea) (1988.12.15 – retired 2002.11.11), President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (1999 – 2002
  • Paul Chang-ryul Kim = Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol (1983.11.11 – retired 2002.07.20)
  • Peter Woo-il Kang = Peter Kang U-il (2002.07.20 – ...), President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (2008.10.16 – 2014.10.30); previously Titular Bishop of Balecium (1985.12.21 – 2002.07.20) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Seoul 서울 (South Korea) (1985.12.21 – 2002.07.20), Bishop of Jeju 제주 (South Korea) (2002.07.20 – ...)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Jeju". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.

Sources and external links[edit]

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