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Archdiocese of Seoul

Archidioecesis Seulensis

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  • Peter Chung Soon-taick, O.C.D., Archbishop
  • Job Koo Yobi, Ist. del Prado, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Paul Kyung Sang Lee, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 March 1962
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelization
  • 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 (North and South Hpyen-an-to) Prefecture Apostolic of Hpyeng-yang (erected)
25 April 1939Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Seul (Kang-uen-to (Kogendo)) 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 (Chungcheongnam-do) Vicariate Apostolic 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 (Su-Won and Bu-Cheon-Kun, Si-Hung-Kun, Hwa-Seong-Kun, PyeongTaek-Kun, Kwang-Ju- Kun, Yong-In-Kun, An-Seong-Kun, I-Keon-Kun, Yang-Pyeong-Kun, and Yeo-Ju-Kun) Diocese of Suwon (erected)
15 September 1969Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul (Kye Yang Myeon and Ko-Tchon Myeon) Diocese of Incheon {Inch’on}
19 November 1969Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul (Kapyong and Pochon) Diocese of Ch’unch’ŏn
24 June 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Seoul (Northerm Kyounggi with Uijongbu, Koyang, Kuri, Namyang, Paju, Tongduchon-Yangju, and Yeonchon) 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.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Corea
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 131, to Page 132
  • Archdiocese of Seoul
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 54, Page 552, to Page 555
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