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



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



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
1975.07.05 Ordained to the Priesthood
1975.07-1976.01 Parochial Vicar of Gyeongdong Parish of Gwangju
1976.01-1976.08 Director of Retreat House of Gwangju (명상의 집)
1983.02-2002.01 Taught at Gwangju Catholic University (Major Seminary). Chancellor of the above University
2002.02-2003.07 Pastor of Geumho-dong Parish of Gwangju
2003.06.24 Elected to the Titular See of Corniculana, as Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
2003.08.18 Consecrated as Bishop
2003.08-2010.03.25 Vicar General of Gwangju
2004.10.14-present President of the Committee for Promoting Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea
2004.10.14-2010.03.10 Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
2006.10 - present   Member of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC)
2007.10.05 - present   Member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
2008.02.26 - present   Member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
2008.10.16 - present   Member of the Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization
2009.07.10 Promoted to Coadjutor Archbishop of Gwangju
2010.03.10 - present   Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
2010.03.25    Succeeded to Archbishop of Kwangju
2010.03.25 - present   Member of the Episcopal Commission for Clergy and Religious of the CBCK
2010.03.25 - present   Member of the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the CBCK
2010.04.30  Took possession of the See of Gwangju
Member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK
2014.10.30 - present President of the CBCK


List of Articles
No. Subject Views
64 Most Rev. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, S.T.D.,D.D. 13713
» Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, S.T.D., D.D. 12731
62 Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hoon, S.T.D., D.D. 8843
61 Most Rev. Lucas Kim Woon-hoe, D.D. 13436
60 His Eminence Andrew Cardinal YEOM Soo-jung, D.D. 14339
59 Most Rev. Joseph Lee Han-taek, S.J., D.D. 8238
58 Most Rev. John Chrysostom Kwon Hyeok-ju, D.D. 10200
57 Most Rev. John CHOI Young-soo, D.D. 8137
56 Most Rev. Francis Xavier AHN Myong-ok, D.D. 7858
55 Most Rev. Boniface Choi Ki-san, D.D. 12669
54 Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon, D.D. 8255
53 Most Rev. Gabriel CHANG Bong-hun, D.D. 10307
52 Most Rev. Paul CHOI Deok-ki, S.T.D., D.D 9018
51 Most Rev. John CHANG Yik, D.D 10518
50 Most Rev. Alexander Sye, D.D. 7781

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