Roman Catholic Diocese of Masan

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Diocese of Masan

Dioecesis Masanensis

마산 교구
Location
CountrySouth Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanDaegu
Statistics
Area9,045 km2 (3,492 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,489,945
149,354 (6%)
Parishes63
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established15 February 1966 (53 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart in Masan
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopConstantine Bae Ki Hyen
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil
Bishops emeritusFrancis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok Bishop Emeritus (2002–2016)
Map
Diocese of Masan.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Masan (Latin: Dioecesis Masanensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in South Korea. It is a suffragan to 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]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (15 Feb 1966 Appointed – 9 Apr 1968 Appointed, Archbishop of Seoul)
  • Joseph Byeong Hwa Chang † (3 Aug 1968 Appointed – 15 Dec 1988 Retired)
  • Michael Pak Jeong-il (15 Dec 1988 Appointed – 11 Nov 2002 Retired)
  • Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok (11 Nov 2002 Succeeded – 19 April 2016 Retired)
  • Constantine Bae Ki Hyen (19 April 2016 – )

References[edit]

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

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