Catholic Church In Korea



Most Rev. Matthias Ri, S.T.D., D.D.


Most Rev. Matthias Ri, S.T.D., D.D., Bishop of Suwon 


Name: Matthias RI Iong-hoon
Status: Bishop of Suwon
Date of birth: September 13, 1951
Place of Birth: Hwaseong, Gyeonggi
Address: 578, Jeongja-dong, Jangangu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi, 440-840


Educational Course

Feb. 1969   Graduated from Songsin High School (Minor Seminary)
Feb. 1977   Graduated in Sacred Theology from Catholic University in Seoul (Major Seminary)
Feb. 1979   Graduated from Graduate School of the above University
Sep. 1988   Held a Doctorate in Moral Theology from Institute of Alfonsiano of the Pontifical Lateran University
Dec. 10, 2002 - Mar. 19, 2003 Studied at Harvard University in Boston, U.S.A.


Biographical History

Mar. 6, 1979 Ordained to the Priesthood
Mar. 26, 1979 - Feb. 29, 1980 Parochial Vicar of Anseong Parish of Suwon Taught at Anbeop High School in Suwon
Mar. 1980 - Jan. 1981 Taught at Songsin Middle & High School in Seoul  (Minor Seminary)
Jan. 1981 - Jul. 1981 Parochial Vicar of Sinjang Parish of Suwon
Jul. 1981 - Mar. 1982 Parochial Vicar of Soojin-dong Parish of Suwon
Mar. 1982 - Feb. 1984 Pastor of Jeongnam Parish of Suwon
Oct. 1988 - Mar. 18, 2003 Professor at Suwon Catholic University (Major Seminary)
Mar. 1992 - Feb. 1994 Director of Student Affairs Department of Suwon  Catholic University
Mar. 1997 - Jun. 1998 Director of Academic Affairs Department of Suwon Catholic University
Jun. 1998 - Jun. 2002 Member of the Priests Senate of Suwon
Jun. 1, 1998 - Jun. 2, 2002 President of Suwon Catholic University
Mar. 7, 2003 Elected to the Titular See of Catabum Castra, as   Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon
May 14, 2003 Consecrated as Bishop
Oct.14.2004 - Mar.10.2010 President of the Committee on Education of the CBCK
Oct.14.2004 - Oct.30.2014 Member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs
Oct.10.2008 Promoted to Coadjutor bishop of Suwon
Mar. 30, 2009 Transferred to the Bishop of Suwon
Mar. 30, 2009 - present  Member of the Episcopal Commission for Clergy & Religious
Mar. 30, 2009 - present Member of the Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization
Mar. 10 2010 - Oct.30.2014 President of the Committee for Justice & Peace of the CBCK
Mar. 10 2010 - Oct.30.2014 Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the CBCK
Oct.30.2014 - present Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
Oct.30.2014 - present President of the Committee for Bioethics
Oct.13.2016 - present Auditor of the Catholic Conference of Korea
Oct.13.2016 - present Secretary of the CBCK & Director of the CCK
List of Articles
No. Subject Views
64 Most Rev. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, S.T.D.,D.D. 14111
63 Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, S.T.D., D.D. 13061
» Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hoon, S.T.D., D.D. 9292
61 Most Rev. Lucas Kim Woon-hoe, D.D. 13843
60 His Eminence Andrew Cardinal YEOM Soo-jung, D.D. 14773
59 Most Rev. Joseph Lee Han-taek, S.J., D.D. 8554
58 Most Rev. John Chrysostom Kwon Hyeok-ju, D.D. 10532
57 Most Rev. John CHOI Young-soo, D.D. 8448
56 Most Rev. Francis Xavier AHN Myong-ok, D.D. 8323
55 Most Rev. Boniface Choi Ki-san, D.D. 13037
54 Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon, D.D. 8569
53 Most Rev. Gabriel CHANG Bong-hun, D.D. 10640
52 Most Rev. Paul CHOI Deok-ki, S.T.D., D.D 9372
51 Most Rev. John CHANG Yik, D.D 10901
50 Most Rev. Alexander Sye, D.D. 8005

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