Roman Catholic Diocese of Incheon

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

Diocese of Incheon

Dioecesis Inchonensis

인천 교구
Dapdong cathedral 2.JPG
Cathedral of St. Paul
Location
Country South Korea
Ecclesiastical provinceSeoul
MetropolitanSeoul
Statistics
Area1,282 km2 (495 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
4,240,000
397,256 (9.4%)
Parishes102
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established6 June 1961 (58 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Paul in Incheon
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Baptist Jung Shin-chul
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Map
Diocese of Incheon.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

On 6 June 1961 Pope John XXIII erected as an Apostolic Vicariate of Incheon. It was elevated to a diocese the next year on 10 March. The seat is Dapdong Cathedral.[1][2]

OrdinariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Incheon". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Incheon". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop John Baptist Jung Shin-chul" retrieved November 7, 2015

Coordinates: 37°27′00″N 126°43′01″E / 37.4500°N 126.7170°E / 37.4500; 126.7170