Roman Catholic Diocese of Wonju

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Diocese of Wonju

Dioecesis Voniuensis

원주 교구
Location
CountrySouth Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area8,036 km2 (3,103 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
830,280
73,538 (8.9%)
Parishes47
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established22 March 1965 (54 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Wonju
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopBasil Cho Kyu-man
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Map
Diocese of Wonju.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Wonju (Latin: Dioecesis Voniuensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in located in Wonju, South Korea. It is a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Seoul.

History[edit]

On 22 March 1965 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Wonju. Churches in Hoengseong, Pyeongchang, Jecheon and Danyang was transferred to Diocese of Wonju on 1 May 1969. The diocese lost territory later that year when the Diocese of Andong was established on 29 May 1969.[1][2] The diocese acquired a 40 percent share of Wonju Munwha Broadcasting Corporation in 1970.

Ordinaries[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Wonju". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Wonju 원주". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.

Coordinates: 37°20′00″N 127°55′01″E / 37.3333°N 127.9170°E / 37.3333; 127.9170