Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan

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Diocese of Busan

Dioecesis Busanensis

부산교구
Location
Country South Korea
TerritoryBusan, Ulsan, Eastern part of South Gyeongsang
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanDaegu
Statistics
Area3,267 km2 (1,261 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
5,613,436
454,890 (8.1%)
Parishes124
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 21, 1957
(As Apostolic Vicariate)
March 10, 1962
(As Diocese)
CathedralNamcheon Cathedral of St. Paul Chong Hasang
Co-cathedralJungang Co-Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJoseph Son Sam-seok
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-gil
Auxiliary BishopsPius Sin Hozol
Bishops emeritusPaul Hwang Chul-soo
Map
Diocese of Busan.svg
Website
catholicbusan.or.kr

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan (Latin: Dioecesis Busanensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church located in Busan, South Korea.

History[edit]

On 21 January 1957 Pope Pius XII erected as an Apostolic Vicariate of Busan. It was elevated to a diocese by Pope John XXIII on 10 March 1962.[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Vicars of Pusan[edit]

Bishops of Busan[edit]

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Augustine Cheong Myong-jo (1998–1999)

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  • Gabriel Lee Gab-sou (1971–1975)
  • Paul Hwang Chul-soo (2006–2007)
  • Joseph Son Sam-seok (2010–2019)[3]
  • Pius Sin Hozol (2021–present)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Busan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Busan 부산 (South Korea)". GCatholic.org. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok" retrieved November 7, 2015
  4. ^ Ha Gyeong-min (2021-05-23). "천주교 부산교구 보좌주교에 신호철 신부 임명" (in Korean). Newsis. Retrieved 2021-06-14.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°06′00″N 129°01′59″E / 35.1000°N 129.0330°E / 35.1000; 129.0330