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ARCHDIOCESE OF GWANGJU

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ARCHDIOCESE OF GWANGJU 

 

 

 

Classification Organizations Persons
Catholics   359,895
Parishes 137  
Secondary Stations 77  
Cardinal    -  
Archbishops   3
Bishops   1
Korean Priests Diocesan   273
Missionary   -
Religious   40  
Other Diocesan   7
Foreign Priests Diocesan    -  
Missionary   12
Religious   7
Other Diocesan    -  
Religious Inst. Men 14 103
/Members Women 37 556
Seminaries / Seminarians 1 70
Kindergartens 15 1,405
Primary Schools 1 488
Middle Schools 2 728
High Schools 4 2,615
Catechetical Institutes 1 896
Colleges  -    -  
Universities 2 683
Sunday Schools   8,376
Medical Institutes General Hospitals 1  
Clinics 2  
Welfare Institutions Community Welfare Institutions 8  
Others 121  
Cultural Institutions 24  

                                                                                (2016.12.31.)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

           Prefecture Apostolic: April 13, 1937

           Vicariate Apostolic:   January 21, 1957

           Archdiocese:           March 10, 1962

           Archbishop:             Most. Rev. Hyginus Kim, S.T.D., D.D.

           Succeeded:             March 25, 2010

           Consecrated:           August 18, 2003

 

           Former Ordinaries:    Very Rev. Msgr. Owen McPolin, S.S.C.(1937)

                                         Very Rev. Msgr. Wakida(1943)

                                         Very Rev. Msgr. Owen McPolin, S.S.C.(1945)

                                         Very Rev. Msgr. Patrick Brennan, S.S.C.(1949)

                                         Most Rev. Harold Henry, S.S.C., LL.D., D.D.(1950)

                                         Most Rev. Peter Han, D.D.(1971)

                                         Most Rev. Victorinus Youn, S.T.D., D.D.(1973)

                                         Most Rev. Andreas Choi, S.T.D., D.D.(2000)

 

           Area:Gwangju and Jeonnam Province(12,622.72㎢)

 

 

           Missionary and Religious Societies

 

  Men: Order of Discalced Carmelite Fathers; Guadalupe Missioners; Claretian Missionaries; Society of Mary; Society of St. Francis de Sales; Missionary Society of St. Columban; Augustinians of the Assumption; Passionists; Society of Jesus; Brothers of Little Jesus; Order of Friars Minor; Hospitaller Order of St. John of God

 

  Women: Little Sisters of the Poor; Congregation of the Sacred Word; Caritas Sisters of Miyazaki in Korea; The Sisters of Notre Dame(Regina Pacis Province); Franciscan Missionaries of Mary; Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Mirinae; Missionaries of Charity; Sister of Charity of Seton Hill; Daughters of Mary Help of Christians; Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres; Little Servants of the Holy Family of Seoul; Missionaries Sisters of St. Columban; Order of St. Clare; Oblates de I?ssomption; Daughters of St. Paul; Hospital Sisters of St. Francis; Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master; Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Congregatio Jesu; Little Flower Sisters of Jesus; The Fraternity of the Little Sisters of Jesus; Blessed Sacrament Sisters of the Charity; Mercedary of the Charity Sisters; Sisters of Divine Province; Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Service; Sisters of the Blessed Korean Martyrs

 

 

 

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE 

 

Seo-gu Sangmu 2-dong, Gwangju 502-855

☎ <062>380-2801

Fax 380-2806

http://www.gjcatholic.or.kr

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