Roman Catholic Diocese of Masan
Diocese of Masan
|Territory||Western part of South Gyeongsang|
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Daegu|
|Area||9,054 km2 (3,496 sq mi)|
|(as of 2017)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||February 15, 1966 (57 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Masan|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Thaddeus Cho Hwan-gil|
|Bishops emeritus||Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok|
Constantine Bae Ki-hyen
|Website of the Diocese|
The Diocese of Masan (Latin: Dioecesis Masanensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in South Korea. It is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Daegu. The current bishop is Constantine Bae Ki Hyen, appointed in 2016.
On February 15, 1966 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Masan with territory taken from the Diocese of Busan.
- Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1966–1968), appointed Archbishop of Seoul
- Joseph Byeong Hwa Chang (1968–1988)
- Michael Pak Jeong-il (1988–2002)
- Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok (2002–2016)
- Constantine Bae Ki-hyen (2016–2022)
- Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok (2000–2002)
- ^ "Diocese of Masan". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- ^ "Diocese of Masan 마산". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- ^ Yang Jeong-woo (2022-08-27). "배기현 마산교구장 사임…교구장 서리에 신은근 신부" (in Korean). Yonhapnews. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
Coordinates: 35°12′00″N 128°34′01″E / 35.2000°N 128.5670°E