Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheju
Diocese of Jeju
|Area||1,848 km2 (714 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2017)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||28 June 1971 (49 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Jeju City|
|Bishop||Peter Kang U-il|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Hyginus Kim Hee-jong|
|Coadjutor||Pius Moon Chang-woo|
|Bishops emeritus||Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol|
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.
- 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 its (then future) Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Gwangju 광주)
- The episcopal see 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).
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.
- Harold William Henry (1971–1976; apostolic administrator)
- Michael Pak Jeong-il (1977–1982), appointed Bishop of Jeonju
- Paul Kim Tchang-ryeol (1983–2002)
- Peter Kang U-il (2002–present)
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