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Archdiocese of Seoul

Archidioecesis Seulensis

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  • 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:
  • 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

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)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Seul
Vicariate Apostolic of Seoul
Archdiocese of Seoul

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

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