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Francis Xavier Yu, O.F.M., D.D., Bishop of Military Ordinariate in Korea,



Name : Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il

Status : Bishop of Military Ordinariate in Korea

Date of Birth : Mar. 23, 1945

Place of birth:  Nonsan 
Address:  Yongsan-gu, Seoul 


Educational Course

1964   Graduated  from Daejeon High School
1969   B.A. of English Education, Seoul National University
1979       Finishes Major Seminary of Seoul
1990      Master of Spiritual Theology, St. Bonaventure University, New York, U.S.A.


Biographical History

1973 Enters the Order of Friars Minor
Feb. 25, 1980 Ordained to the Priesthood
1980 Parochial Vicar of Seryu-dong Parish of Suwon
1980 - 1982 Pastor of Chilam-dong Parish of Masan
1982 - 1985 Vicar Provincial of OFM
Director of Myeongdowon, Language School for Foreigners (OFM, Seoul)
1985 - 1988 Rector of the Religious Formation Institute in Korea
1991 - 1997 Provincial Minister OFM
1993 - 1995 President of the Korean Conference of Major Superiors of Men’s Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life
1997 - 2003 Definitor General of OFM, Rome
1999 - 2001   President of East Asia Conference of OFM
2003 - 2006 Spiritual Assistant for the Secular Franciscans in Jeonju
2006 - 2010 Guardian of the Pastoral Community in Jeong-dong
2010 Vicar of the Formation House in Seoul
July 16, 2010 Elected as Bishop of the Military Ordinariate in Korea
Sept.15, 2010   Consecrated as Bishop
Oct. 13, 2010 - present Moderator in charge of Health Pastoral Care
Oct. 13, 2010 - present Member of the Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care of the CBCK
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