Roman Catholic Diocese of Suwon

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Diocese of Suwon

Dioecesis Suvonensis

수원 교구
Location
CountrySouth Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area5,371 km2 (2,074 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
7,444,906
743,833 (10%)
Parishes191
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established7 October 1963 (55 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMathias Ri Yong-hoon
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Auxiliary BishopsLinus Lee Seong-hyo
John Moon Hee Jong
Bishops emeritusPaul Deok-ki Choi Bishop Emeritus (1997-2009)
Map
Diocese of Suwon.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Suwon (Lat.: Dioecesis Suvonensis) is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. The seat of the Bishop of Suwon is at Jeongjadong Cathedral in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Pope Paul VI created the episcopal see on October 7, 1963. The territory had previously been part of the Archdiocese of Seoul, to which Suwon is suffragan.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  1. Victor Gong-hee Yoon (1963-1974)
  2. Angelo Nam-soo Kim (1974-1997)
  3. Paul Deok-ki Choi (1997-2009)
  4. Mathias Yong-hoon Ri (2009-present)

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  1. Linus Lee Seong-hyo (2011-present)[3]
  2. John Moon Hee-jong (2015-present)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Suwon". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Suwon 수원". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Linus Lee Seong-hyo" retrieved November 7, 2015
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop John Moon Hee Jong" retrieved November 7, 2015

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°17′00″N 127°01′01″E / 37.2833°N 127.0170°E / 37.2833; 127.0170