Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheongju

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheongju (Latin: Dioecesis Cheongiuensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church located in Cheongju, South Korea. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Daegu. The current bishop is Gabriel Chang Bong-hun, appointed in 1999.

Diocese of Cheongju

Dioecesis Cheongiuensis

청주교구
Location
Country South Korea
TerritoryNorth Chungcheong
Ecclesiastical provinceDaegu
MetropolitanDaegu
Statistics
Area5,742 km2 (2,217 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
1,427,785
171,875 (12.0%)
Parishes79
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established23 June 1958 (63 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Holy Family in Cheongju
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSimon Kim Jong-Gang
Metropolitan ArchbishopThaddeus Cho Hwan-kil
Bishops emeritusGabriel Chang Bong-hun
Map
Diocese of Cheongju.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

On 23 June 1958, Pope Pius XII erected the Apostolic Vicariate of Cheongju. It was elevated to a diocese by Pope John XXIII on 10 March 1962.[1][2]

OrdinariesEdit

Apostolic Vicars of CheongjuEdit

Bishops of CheongjuEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Cheongju". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Cheongju". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 36°38′00″N 127°28′59″E / 36.6333°N 127.4830°E / 36.6333; 127.4830