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Archdiocese of Seoul

Archidioecesis Seulensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Peter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Job Koo Yobi, Ist. del Prado, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Benedictus Son Hee-Song, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon, Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 March 1962
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Korea, Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 17,349 (6,701 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://aos.catholic.or.kr/
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 74 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, Korea
  • Telephone: (02)727-2024
  • Fax: 773-1947

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Corea
9 September 1831ErectedDiocese of Peking [Beijing] Vicariate Apostolic of Corea (erected)
8 April 1911Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Corea Vicariate Apostolic of Taiku (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
8 April 1911Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Corea Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
5 August 1920Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seul Vicariate Apostolic of Wonsan (erected)
17 March 1927Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seul Prefecture Apostolic of Hpyeng-yang (erected)
25 April 1939Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seul Prefecture Apostolic of Shunsen (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
12 July 1950Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Seul Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
23 June 1958Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seoul Diocese of Cheong-ju (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Daijeon (erected)
6 June 1961Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seoul Vicariate Apostolic of Inch’on (erected)
Archdiocese of Seoul
10 March 1962ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Seoul Archdiocese of Seoul
7 October 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul Diocese of Suwon (erected)
24 June 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul Diocese of Uijeongbu (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
194965,8825,752,0001.1%818181325046ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
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
20141,472,81510,143,64514.5%6832259081,6224451,837229ap2015
20171,521,2419,930,61615.3%7562339891,5384321,935229ap2018

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


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