Catholic Church In Korea



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



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 - 2015.03.12   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
2015.03.13 - present   Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine


List of Articles
No. Subject Views
65 Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man, S.T.D., D.D. 20462
64 Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik, S.T.D.,D.D. 16502
» Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, S.T.D., D.D. 15064
62 Bishop Matthias Ri Iong-hoon, S.T.D., D.D. 11823
61 Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe, D.D. 16352
60 Cardinal Andrew YEOM Soo-jung, D.D. 17085
59 Bishop Joseph Lee Han-taek, S.J., D.D. 10757
58 Bishop John Chrysostom Kwon Hyeok-ju, D.D. 12353
57 Archbishop John CHOI Young-soo, D.D. 10546
56 Bishop Francis Xavier AHN Myong-ok, D.D. 10963
55 Bishop Boniface Choi Ki-san, D.D. 15418
54 Bishop Peter LEE Ki-heon, D.D. 10758
53 Bishop Gabriel CHANG Bong-hun, D.D. 12730
52 Bishop Paul CHOI Deok-ki, S.T.D., D.D 11191
51 Bishop John CHANG Yik, D.D 12871

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