Roman Catholic Diocese of Masan

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Diocese of Masan

Dioecesis Masanensis

마산교구
Location
CountrySouth Korea
TerritoryWestern part of South Gyeongsang
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Daegu
Statistics
Area9,054 km2 (3,496 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
2,466,654
182,194 (7.2%)
Parishes73
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedFebruary 15, 1966 (55 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart in Masan
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopConstantine Bae Ki-hyen
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-gil
Bishops emeritusFrancis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok
Map
Diocese of Masan.svg
Website
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.

History[edit]

On February 15, 1966 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Masan with territory taken from the Diocese of Busan.[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • 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–present)

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok (2000–2002)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Masan". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Masan 마산". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°12′00″N 128°34′01″E / 35.2000°N 128.5670°E / 35.2000; 128.5670