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Archdiocese of Seoul

Archidioecesis Seulensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Basil Cho Kyu-man, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Peter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 March 1962
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Korea, Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 606 (234 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.catholic.or.kr/
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, Chung-gu Myong-dong 2-ga, Seoul 100-809, Korea
  • Telephone: (02)727-2021
  • Fax: 773-1947

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Corea
9 September 1831ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Corea (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
8 April 1911Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Corea Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
12 July 1950Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Seoul Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
Archdiocese of Seoul
10 March 1962ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Seul Archdiocese of Seoul
24 June 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul Diocese of Uijongbu (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
194965,8825,752,0001.1%818181325046ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
Archdiocese of Seoul
1970156,7225,953,4812.6%1838026359519082458ap1971
1980349,3148,872,1333.9%183992821,238249906103ap1981
1990915,81311,511,0388.0%2871284152,2063691,729138ap1991
19991,253,39212,262,60210.2%5541857391,6964752,319203ap2000
20001,299,90412,358,95810.5%6511768271,5715052,399216ap2001
20011,341,52812,497,13510.7%6072008071,6625242,168227ap2002
20021,370,02112,488,15811.0%6172008171,6765232,520238ap2003
20031,409,02212,519,15311.3%6582158731,6145462,230248ap2004
20041,247,15010,207,29512.2%5912458361,4915762,102197ap2005
20101,406,71010,464,05113.4%6552709251,5205031,774219ap2011

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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