Pope Francis appointed Fr. Timothy You Gyoung-chon and Fr. Peter Chung Soon-taek, OCD, as the new Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seoul on December 30, 2013.
Fr. You, born in Seoul on September 4, 1962, was ordained a priest on January 30, 1992 in Seoul. He studied at the Catholic University of Korea from 1981 to 1984. He then continued his study in Germany from 1988 to 1998. After obtaining his doctorate in 1998, he served as pastor at Mokdong Parish and Myeongildong Parish, professor at Catholic University of Korea, and director of the Research Center for Integral Pastoral Ministry of Seoul.
Fr. Chung, born in Daegu on August 5, 1961, was ordained a priest on July 16, 1992 in Seoul. He studied theology at the Catholic University of Korea from 1984 to 1992. He also studied in Rome and earned his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture in 2004. He entered the novitiate of the Korean Province of the Order of Discalced Carmelite Fathers (OCD) in 1987. On January 25, 1992, he made his perpetual vows. Since 1993 he has served the OCD in many ministries including master of novices and a member of the First Chapter of the Korean Province of the OCD, the VI General Definitor of the OCD, and he has also been in charge of Asia and East Oceania.