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Bishop Paul Kim Ok-kyun, D.D.

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Most Rev. Paul Kim, D.D.


Paul Kim, D.D.


Name: Paul KIM Ok-kyun
Status: Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Seoul
Date of birth: December 9, 1925
Place of birth: Yongin, Gyeonggi
Address: 90-1, Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-758


Educational Course

Apr. 1949    Graduated in Philosophy from Songsin College in Seoul(Major Seminary)
Dec. 1954   Graduated in Sacred Theology from Catholic University and Polytechnic Federation of Lille, France
1954 - Jun. 1959   Studied Sacred Theology and Journalism at the above University


Biographical History

Dec. 18, 1954   Ordained to the Priesthood
Jun. 1959   President of Catholic Publishing House in Seoul and Secretary to the Archbishop of Seoul
Jun. 1962   Chancellor of Seoul Archdiocese
Apr. 7, 1965   Pastor of Jongno  Parish of Seoul
Dec. 14, 1966   Pastor of  Myongsudae Parish of Seoul
May 14, 1971   Pastor of Dangsan-dong Parish of Seoul
Jan. 1972   Pastor of Noryangjin Parish of Seoul
May 18, 1973   Pastor of Cheongpa-dong Parish of Seoul
Sep. 7, 1978   Pastor of Suyu-dong Parish of Seoul
Sep. 9, 1982   Chancellor of Seoul Archdiocese
Mar. 9, 1985   Elected to the Titular See of Girba, as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul
Apr. 25, 1985    Consecrated as Bishop
1985 - Dec. 2001   Vicar General of Seoul Archdiocese
Oct. 1985 - 2001   Member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs
Oct. 1987 - Oct. 1999  Member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK
Jun. 1, 1993   Advisor of the Reunification Affairs in Korea
Mar. 8, 1994 - 2001   President of the Committee for the Lay Apostolate of  the CBCK
Nov, 1990 - Oct. 1999  President of the Committee for Social Communications of the CBCK
Nov. 1997 - Oct. 1999  Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Mission  and Pastoral Care
Dec. 12, 2001   Resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul


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