Roman Catholic Diocese of Jeonju

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Diocese of Jeonju

Dioecesis Ieoniuensis

전주교구
Location
CountrySouth Korea
TerritoryNorth Jeolla
Ecclesiastical provinceGwangju
MetropolitanGwangju
Statistics
Area8,067 km2 (3,115 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
1,854,607
201,690 (11.1%)
Parishes96
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 April 1937 (85 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Jeonju
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Kim Son-tae
Metropolitan ArchbishopHyginus Kim Hee-jong
Bishops emeritusVincent Ri Pyung-ho
Map
Diocese of Jeonju.svg
Website
jcatholic.or.kr

The Diocese of Jeonju (Latin: Dioecesis Ieoniuensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in South Korea. It is in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Gwangju, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedra is in the Joongang Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the episcopal see of Jeonju 전주시, Jeollabuk-do 전라북도. It also has a former cathedral, now Jeondong Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Jeonju. Both are named for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.[1]

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As of 2014, it pastorally served 190,465 Catholics (10.2% of 1,872,965 total) on 8,066 km2 in 93 parishes and 5 missions with 213 priests (209 diocesan, 4 religious), 341 lay religious (7 brothers, 334 sisters) and 42 seminarians.[1]

Ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Prefects of Zenshu[edit]

Apostolic Prefects of Jeonju[edit]

  • Bartolomeo Hyun-bae Kim (1950–1957)

Apostolic Vicars of Jeonju[edit]

Bishops of Jeonju[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Jeonju". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e nomine".

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°49′00″N 127°07′59″E / 35.8167°N 127.1330°E / 35.8167; 127.1330