What's CBCK

 Catholic Conference of Korea

 

 Establishment

The Catholic Conference of Korea (CCK) was established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK) on January 11, 1952, as the central publishing house, in order to carry out Church’s mission by printed materials on the national level.  

 Major Works
- To exchange information on missionary pastoral works, and to enhance the bond of Catholic Dioceses in Korea 
- To publish the Bible, Liturgical books, Catechetical books and translated documents from the Apostolic See
- To publish  the official magazine, Kyeong Hyang Magazine
- To distribute books about Catholic Church and promotion materials approved by the Church authorities
- To promote the exchange of the faithful domestic and overseas
- To support urgent relief activities domestic and overseas, and Catholic charity works

 Officers
- the Chairman
- the Executive Director
- Three Directors
- Two Auditors
 They are elected by the CBCK General Assembly for a period of three years.

 Administration
The General Secretariate is to manage works of CCK by Secretary General and a few directors. They are appointed for a period of three years.

 List of Secretaries General

 

 

 

 

 Board of Directors of the CCK

1. Chairman:  Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, Archbishop of Gwangju
2. Executive Director: Most Rev. Matthias RI Iong-hoon

3. Directors:  Most Rev. Gabriel Chang Bong-hun, Bishop of Cheongju
          Most Rev. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, Bishop of Daejeon
          H.E. Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang
4. Auditors:  Most Rev. Lee Ki-heon, Bishop of Uijeongbu
              Most Rev. Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil, Archbishop of Daegu
5. Secretary General of the CCK : Rev. Thomas Aquinas Kim Joon Chul
6. Director of Administration of the CCK: Rev. Peter Yoo Han-young
7. Director of Communications of the CCK: Rev. Augustinus Lee Jeong-joo
8. Undersecretary of the CBCK: Rev. John Song Yong-min

 Information

1. Office of Administration
 - Office of juridical person 
 - Department of General Affairs: general administration, personnel management, publications, and copyright approval
 - Sales Department: distribution and sale of publications, stock management, management of subscribers of periodicals, and advertisements
 - Accounts Department: management of financing and accounting
 - Major publications : Circular Letter of the CBCK (bimonthly), Kyeong Hyang Magazine (monthly), Daily Mass (monthly), CBCK Newsletter (quarterly), Teachings of the Catholic Church, The Bible, Liturgical Books, Catechetical books, Korean translated documents of Popes and Roman Curia

2. Office of Communications
 - Editorial Department No. 1: editing of Kyeong Hyang Magazine, a monthly magazine
 - Editorial Department No. 2: editing of CCK’s Publications
 - Department of Media Relations: Media of the CBCK, maintenance of Web-site, computational task
                                   

 Brief History

April 5-8, 1949:
The establishment of the Catholic Conference of Korea(CCK) was decided by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea. Rev. Ki Hoo Keun was appointed as Secretary.
 
January 11, 1952:
The CCK registered itself as a corporate juridical person in the Ministry of Education of the Korean Government and received the approval for its establishment.
 
June, 1954:
The Secretariate of the CCK was moved from Busan to Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul.
 
August 1, 1958:
Rev. Seo Seok-tae was appointed as Secretary.
 
October 20, 1965:
The Secretariate of the CCK was moved to Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
 
May 12-14, 1966:
The Secretariate of the CCK has combined the functions of the Secretariate of the CBCK.
Rev. Angelo Kim Nam-sou was appointed as Secretary to the CBCK. 
 
October 5, 1967:
The CBCK constructed its new building and moved to Chungmu-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
 
1973:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly, the title of Secretary was changed to Secretary General in order to intensify the function of its Secretariate of the CCK and the CBCK, to convene a joint conference of all executive secretaries of National Committees and to play a role to promote the solidarity.

At the CBCK Autumn General Assembly held from October 15 to 19, Rev. Lee Jong-heung was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and the CBCK.
 
1981:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held on May, Rev. Simon Cheng Eun-kyu was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and the CBCK.
 
July 16, 1986:
The CBCK held the Blessing Inauguration Ceremony of the Building at Neung-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. It purchased the land in 1983 from the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America-Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers: M.M.
 
1990:
At the CBCK Autumn General Assembly held from November 19 to 22, Rev. Paik Nam-ik of the Diocese of Daejeon, ordained in 1953, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and the CBCK.
 
1996:
At the CBCK Autumn General Assembly held from October 14 to 17, Rev. John Kim Jong-su of the Archdiocese of Seoul, ordained in 1982, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and the CBCK.
2002:
At the CBCK Autumn General Assembly held from October 14 to 17, Rev. Casimir Song Yul-sup of the Diocese of Cheongju, ordained in 1977, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

2004:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held from March 15 to 18, Rev. Basil Cho Kyu-man of the Archdiocese of Seoul, ordained in 1982, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

2006:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held from March 20 to 23, Rev. Peter Pai Young-ho of the Diocese of Suwon, ordained in 1985, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

2009:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held from March 16 to 19, Rev. Thaddaeus Lee Ki-rak of the Archdiocese of Seoul, ordained in 1980, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

2012:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held from March 12 to 15, Rev. Thaddaeus Lee Ki-rak of the Archdiocese of Seoul, ordained in 1980, was reappointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

2015:
At the CBCK Spring General Assembly held from March 9 to 13, Rev. Thomas Aquinas Kim Joon Chul of the Archdiocese of Seoul, ordained in 1986, was appointed as Secretary General of the CCK and Executive Secretary of the CBCK.

 




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