Installation of Archbishop of Kwangju
The installation Mass of the Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, Archbishop of Kwangju, was celebrated at Limdong Cathedral of Kwangju on April 30, 2010 with H.E. Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jinsuk, Archbishop of Seoul, the Most Rev. Osvaldo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio in Korea, other Bishops and priests, religious, and faithfuls of Kwangju.
In his homily, Archbishop Kim said, "I will do my best for all the faithful of Kwangju to find out hopes and joys of fruitful lives abiding in the midst of the faithful all the time. I will also put all my efforts to find out ways to help the marginalized such as the disabled and immigrants. With the pastoral work for the farming and fishing villages, the Archdiocese of Kwangju will take part in inheriting and developing the local traditional culture."
Archbishop Kim was nominated as the Auxiliary Bishop of Kwangju in 2003, and appointed as the Coadjutor Archbishop of the same archdiocese having the right of succession on July, 2009.