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His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal Cheong, D.D.

 

 

His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal Cheong, D.D., Emeritus Archbishop of Seoul  

 

Name: Nicholas CHEONG Jinsuk
Status: Cardinal, Emeritus Archbishop of Seoul, Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang
Date of birth: December 7, 1931
Place of birth: Seoul
Address: 2-ga 1, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-809

 

Educational Course

1961   Graduated in Sacred Theology from Catholic University in Seoul (Major Seminary)
1968 - 1970   Studied Canon Law at Pontifical Urbanian University and Held a licentiate in Canon Law
Apr. 28, 2000   Held a Honorary Doctor of Laws from Sogang University, Korea

 

Biographical History

Mar. 18, 1961 Ordained to the Priesthood
1961    Parochial Vicar of Jungrim-dong Parish of Seoul
1961 - 1967 Taught at Songsin High School (Minor Seminary)
1962 - 1964 Notary of the Tribunal of Seoul Archdiocese
1964 - 1965 Secretary of the Catholic Conference of Korea
1965  - 1967 Secretary to Archbishop of Seoul and Chancellor
1967 - 1968 Vice Principal of Songsin High School
Jun. 25, 1970    Elected as Bishop of Cheongju
Oct. 3, 1970    Consecrated as Bishop, Took possession of the See of Cheongju, Chief Director of the Corporation of the Cheongju Diocese
1970 - Jun. 29, 1998 Chairman of the Cheongju Catholic Educational Foundation
Oct.15,1973 - Oct.11,1976 President of the Committee for Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea
Feb.26,1975 - May 28,1981 Member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK
Apr.4,1978 - Nov.26,1984  President of the Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith of the CBCK
Oct. 1981 - Oct. 1996 Member of the Episcopal Commission for Mission and Pastoral
Oct. 1981 - Oct. 2007   Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine
Feb. 25, 1983 - Oct. 2007 President of the Committee for Canonical Affairs of the CBCK
Nov.30,1984 - Nov.18,1987 Member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK
Nov.18,1987 - Oct.13,1993 Secretary of the CBCK
Mar. 4, 1991 - Oct.17,1996 President of the Committee for Catechesis of the CBCK
Oct.14,1993 - Oct.17,1996 Vice President of the CBCK
Oct.17,1996 - Oct.14 1999 President of the CBCK
Apr. 3, 1998 Transferred and Promoted to the Archbishop of Seoul
Apr. 3, 1998    Nominated as Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang
Jun. 29, 1998    Took possession of the See of Seoul
Jun.29,1998 -Jun.25,2012 Member of the Episcopal Commission for Clergy and Religious of the CBCK
Oct.13,1998 - Oct.14,2004 Chairman of the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the CBCK
Apr.29,1999 - 2012 Committee Member of the Pontifical Council for Family
Jul.8,1999 - Jul.25,2012 Chief Director of the Corporation of Seoul Archdiocese
2003 - Jul.25,2012 Moderator of the Pontifical Korean College
Oct.14,2004 -Jul.25,2012 Member of the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the CBCK
Oct.2004 -Jul.25,2012  Chairman of the Seoul Catholic Educational Foundation
Oct.2004 -Jul.25,2012  Moderator of the Korean Missionary Society
Feb. 22, 2006 Appointed as Cardinal
Mar. 24, 2006 Created as Cardinal
May 8, 2006-2012 Member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
Feb. 3, 2007-May 10, 2012 Member of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organizational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See
May 10,2012 Resigned as Archbishop of Seoul & Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang
List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort
82 Bishop Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il, O.F.M., D.D. 41168
81 Bishop Simon OK Hyun-jin, S.T.D., D.D. 40928
80 Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok, S.T.D., D.D. 36942
79 Bishop Linus LEE Seong-hyo, S.T.D., D.D. 34089
78 Bishop John Baptist Jung Shin-chul, S.T.D., D.D. 33862
77 Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man, S.T.D., D.D. 33290
76 Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil, D.D. 31563
75 Bishop Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon, S.T.D., D.D. 30333
74 Bishop Peter KANG U-il, D.D. 29456
73 Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, S.T.D., D.D. 29442
72 Bishop Benedictus SON Hee-song, S.T.D., D.D. 28804
71 Bishop Peter Chung Soon-Taick, O.C.D., D.D. 28594
70 Bishop Paul Kim Ok-kyun, D.D. 28119
69 Bishop Paul Hwang Chul-soo, D.D. 27564
68 Cardinal Andrew YEOM Soo-jung, D.D. 27513



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