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Most Rev. Hyginus Kim, S.T.D., D.D.

 

 

Hyginus Kim, S.T.D., D.D., Archbishop of Gwangju  

 

Name: 

Hyginus KIM Hee-joong

Status:  Archbishop of Gwangju
Date of birth:  1947.02.21
Place of birth:  Mokpo, Jeonnam
Address:  5-32, Im-dong, Buk-gu. Gwangju, 500-868
Educational Course
1966.02 Graduated from Salesian High School in Gwangju
1975.07 Graduated from Daegeon Major Seminary in Gwangju (now known as Gwangju Catholic University)
1976.09-1986.06 Studied and Held a Doctorate in History of Church from the Pontifical Gregorian University
Biographical History
Jul. 5, 1975 Ordained to the Priesthood
Sep. 1976 - Jun. 1986 Parochial Vicar of Gyeongdong Parish of Gwangju
Jul. 1975 - Jan. 1976 Director of Retreat House of Gwangju (명상의 집)
Feb. 1983 - Jan. 2002 Taught at Gwangju Catholic University (Major Seminary). Chancellor of the above University
Feb. 2002 - Jul. 2003 Pastor of Geumho-dong Parish of Gwangju
Jun. 24, 2003 Elected to the Titular See of Corniculana, as Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
Aug. 18, 2003 Consecrated as Bishop
Aug. 2003 - Mar. 25, 2010 Vicar General of Gwangju
Oct. 14, 2004 - present President of the Committee for Promoting Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea
Oct. 14, 2004 - Mar. 10, 2010 Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
Oct. 2006 - present Member of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC)
Oct. 15 2007 - present Member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
Feb. 26, 2008 - present Member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Oct. 16, 2008 - present Member of the Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization
July 10, 2009 Promoted to Coadjutor Archbishop of Gwangju
Oct. 13, 2009 – Oct. 12, 2011 Auditor of the Catholic Conference of Korea
Mar. 10, 2010 – Mar. 9, 2015 Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
Mar. 25, 2010 Succeeded to Archbishop of Kwangju
Mar. 25, 2010 - present Member of the Episcopal Commission for Clergy and Religious of the CBCK
Mar. 25, 2010 - present Member of the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the CBCK
Apr. 30, 2010 Took possession of the See of Gwangju
Oct. 12, 2011 – Oct. 29, 2014 Member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK
Oct. 29, 2014 – present President of the CBCK (Chairperson of the Catholic Conference of Korea)
Mar. 9, 2015 – present Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the CBCK
Mar. 22, 2017 – present President of the Committee for Catholic Terminology of the CBCK
Director of the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea

 

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