Roman Catholic Diocese of Jeonju

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Diocese of Jeonju

Dioecesis Ieoniuensis

전주 교구
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceGwangju
MetropolitanGwangju
Statistics
Area8,067 km2 (3,115 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
1,854,607
198,615 (10.7%)
Parishes96
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 April 1937 (83 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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Jeonju (Latin: Dioecesis Ieoniuensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church 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 is Joongang Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Jeonju 전주시, Jeollabuk-do 전라북도 It also has a former cathedral, now Jeondong Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Jeonju.[1]

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 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. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2017/03/14/0152/00356.html

Sources and external links[edit]

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