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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
10 May 201175.0RetiredIvan DiasPrefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of PeoplesCardinal, Prefect Emeritus
12 May 201143.1AppointedSimon Ok Hyun-jjnAuxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
43.1AppointedSimon Ok Hyun-jjnTitular Bishop of PederodianaAuxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
6 Jul 201143.3Ordained BishopSimon Ok Hyun-jjnTitular Bishop of PederodianaAuxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
5 Jan 201264.9AppointedEmil Paul TscherrigApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
10 May 201280.4RetiredNicholas Cheong Jin-SukArchbishop of SeoulCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
80.4RetiredNicholas Cheong Jin-SukApostolic Administrator of P’yŏng-yang, Korea (North)Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul
68.4AppointedAndrew Yeom Soo-jungCardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
68.4AppointedAndrew Yeom Soo-jungApostolic Administrator of P’yŏng-yang, Korea (North)Cardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
25 Jun 201268.5InstalledAndrew Yeom Soo-jungCardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
4 Aug 201262.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
62.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Nuncio to CambodiaApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
62.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Delegate to MyanmarApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
62.7AppointedPaul Tschang In-NamApostolic Delegate to LaosApostolic Nuncio to Thailand
23 Nov 201278.4RetiredFrancesco MonterisiArchpriest of the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura {Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica}Cardinal, Archpriest Emeritus
30 Dec 201352.4AppointedPeter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D.Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul
52.4AppointedPeter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of TamazucaAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
51.3AppointedTimothy Yu Gyoung-chonAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
51.3AppointedTimothy Yu Gyoung-chonTitular Bishop of PuppiAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
5 Feb 201452.5Ordained BishopPeter Chung Soon-taek, O.C.D.Titular Bishop of TamazucaAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
51.4Ordained BishopTimothy Yu Gyoung-chonTitular Bishop of PuppiAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
22 Feb 201470.2AppointedAndrew Yeom Soo-jungCardinal-Priest of San CrisogonoCardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
70.2Elevated to CardinalAndrew Yeom Soo-jungCardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
4 Oct 201470.8InstalledAndrew Yeom Soo-jungCardinal-Priest of San CrisogonoCardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
14 Jul 201558.4AppointedBenedictus Son Hee-SongAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
58.4AppointedBenedictus Son Hee-SongTitular Bishop of CamplumAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
23 Jul 201548.9AppointedJohn Moon Hee JongAuxiliary Bishop of Suwon
48.9AppointedJohn Moon Hee JongTitular Bishop of MutiaAuxiliary Bishop of Suwon
28 Aug 201558.5Ordained BishopBenedictus Son Hee-SongTitular Bishop of CamplumAuxiliary Bishop of Seoul
10 Sep 201549.0Ordained BishopJohn Moon Hee JongTitular Bishop of MutiaAuxiliary Bishop of Suwon
31 Mar 201660.8AppointedBasil Cho Kyu-manBishop of Wonju
75.6RetiredJames Kim Ji-seokBishop of WonjuBishop Emeritus
19 Apr 201670.3ResignedFrancis Xavier Ahn Myong-okBishop of MasanBishop Emeritus
63.2AppointedConstantine Bae Ki HyenBishop of Masan
30 May 201668.0DiedBoniface Choi Ki-SanBishop of Incheon {Inch’on}
31 May 201650.0AppointedJohn Bosco Chang Shin-HoAuxiliary Bishop of Daegu {Taegu}
50.0AppointedJohn Bosco Chang Shin-HoTitular Bishop of VesceraAuxiliary Bishop of Daegu {Taegu}
8 Jun 201663.3Ordained BishopConstantine Bae Ki HyenBishop of Masan
12 Jul 201650.1Ordained BishopJohn Bosco Chang Shin-HoTitular Bishop of VesceraAuxiliary Bishop of Daegu {Taegu}
10 Nov 201652.0AppointedJohn Baptist Jung Shin-chulBishop of Incheon {Inch’on}

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