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 Episcopal Commissions

 

The CBCK established four standing Episcopal Commissions at its 1981 Autumn General Assembly (Oct. 14-17): the Episcopal Commission for Clergy & Religious, the Epliscopal Commission for Doctrine, the Episcopal Commission for Pastoral (present Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care) and the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs. Later, it also established two Special Episcopal Commissions: the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People at the 1997 Autumn General Assembly (Oct. 13-17), and the Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization at the 2001 Autumn General Assembly (Oct. 15-18).

Established for an effective running of the General Assembly, the Episcopal Commissions examine and deliberate matters of general affairs of every sectors of the Catholic Church in Korea and at the same time direct and supervise their affiliated organizations. The Episcopal Commissions are mandated by the General Assembly of the CBCK to study and make reports on all matters related to their concern and to promote a close relationship with organizations related to their apostolate.

The Episcopal Commissions hold at least two annual meetings. In principle the Episcopal Commissions have their secretary and can be assisted by experts. The secretaries of the Episcopal Commissions and the National Committees as well as the superiors of the national organizations must take part in the meeting convoked by the Executive Secretary of the CBCK to coordinate their activities and to promote mutual cooperation.

The members of the Episcopal Commissions are as follows:

 

Episcopal Commission for Clergy:
Chairman His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung (Archbishop of Seoul)
Members Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong (Archbishop of Gwangju)
Most Rev. Thaddeus CHO Hwan-kil (Archbishop of Daegu)
Most Rev. Matthias RI Iong-hoon (Bishop of Suwon)
Most Rev. Lazzaro YOU Heung-sik (Bishop of Daejeon)
Most Rev. Paul HWANG Chul-soo (Bishop of Busan)
(Chief Directors of Major Seminaries)
Sec. Rev. John Song Yong-min


Episcopal Commission for Dotrine:
Chairman Most Rev. John Chrysostom KWON Hyeok-ju, President of the Committee for Catechesis
Members Most Rev. Paul HWANG Chul-soo, President of the Committee for Canonical Affairs
Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong, President of the Committee for Promoting Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue
Most Rev. Matthias RI Iong-hoon, President of the Bioethics Committee
Most Rev. Linus LEE Seoung-hyo, President of the Pro-Life Activities
Most Rev. Joseph SON Sam-seok, President of the Biblical Committee
Most Rev. Basil SON Hee-song, President of the Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith
Most Rev. Augustinus KIM Jong-soo, President of the Committee for Liturgy
Sec. Rev. John Song Yong-min


Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care:
Chairman Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon, President of the Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People
Members

Most Rev. Thaddeus CHO Hwan-kil, President of the Committee for Family Pastoral Ministry
Most Rev. Gabriel CHANG Bong-hun, President of the Committee for Culture
Most Rev. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen, President of the Committee for Evangelization
Most Rev. Peter CHUNG Soon-Taick, President of the Committee for Youth Ministry
Most Rev. CHO Kyu-man, Presient of the Committee for the Lay Apostolate
Most Rev. Francis Xavier YU Soo-il, Moderator in charge of Health Pastoral Care
Most Rev. MOON HEE-jong, President of the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Mission Abroad Overseas Koreans

Sec. Rev. Augustinus Lee Jeong-joo




Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs:
Chairman Most Rev. Lazzaro YOU Heung-sik, President of the Committee for Justice and Peace
Members

Most Rev. John Baptist JUNG Shin-chul, President of the Committee on Education
Most Rev. Simon OK Hyun-jin, President of the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea
Most Rev. Timothy YU Gyoung-chon, President of the Committee for Social Communications

Most Rev. Lucas KIM Woon-hoe, President of the Caritas Committee
Most Rev. Peter KANG U-il, President of the Committee for ecology & environment
 

Sec. Rev. Augustinus Lee Jeong-joo
Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People:
Chairman Most Rev. Lucas KIM Woon-hoe (Bishop of Chunchon)
Members

His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung (Archbishop of Seoul)
Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong (Archbishop of Gwangju)
Most Rev. Thaddeus CHO Hwan-kil (Archbishop of Daegu)
Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon (Bishop of Uijeongbu)
Rt. Rev. Abbot Blasio Hyun-dong Park, O.S.B. (Apostolic Administrator of Tokwon)

Sec. Rev. Simon KIM Ju-young


Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization:
Chairman Most Rev. Lazzaro YOU Heung-sik (Bishop of Daejeon)
Members

His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung (Archbishop of Seoul)
Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong (Archbishop of Gwangju)
Most Rev. Thaddeus CHO Hwan-kil (Archbishop of Daegu)
Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon (Bishop of Uijeongbu)
Most Rev. Matthias RI Iong-hoon (Bishop of Suwon)
Most Rev. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen (Bishop of Masan)

Sec. Rev. Peter Yoo Han-young (Postulator)


Bishops with Special Duties:
Moderator of the Korean Missionary Society His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung
Moderator of the Catholic Catechetical Institute His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung
Moderator of the Pontifical Korean College His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung
Moderator in charge of Health Pastoral Care Most Rev. Francis Xavier YU Soo-il
Chairperson of Caritas Korea International Most Rev. Lucas KIM Woon-hoe
The Pontifical Mission Societies in Korea Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care
Director of the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong



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