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The Most Rev. John Choi Young-soo, Archbishop of Deagu, passed away on August 31 because of a chronic disease at the age of 67.

Installed as 9th Archbishop of Daegu in April 2007, the Most Rev. Choi took the lead in renewing the Archdiocese so that it may play a role of locomotive for the Evangelization before 100th anniversary of its establishment in 2011.

The late Archbishop Choi, struggling against his disease, established 3 year-plan for centennial anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese and threw his effort into the improvement of the Archdiocesan structure, the change of pastoral attitude and the mission animation.

The Most Rev. Thaddeus Cho Hwan-gil, Auxilary Bishop of Daegu and at the same time Archdiocesan Administrator, paid tribute to the departed through a condolatory message saying, "Archbishop Choi made an effort for the peace and reconciliation of the region." and asked the faithful to pray for his eternal repose.

Rev. John Ha Seong-ho, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, reported that Archbishop Choi, in the midst of illness, cared much about the preparation for the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese and prayed for the development of the Archdiocese until the moment of his death.

As of August 31, with the death of the Most Rev. Choi, there are one Cardinal, four Archbishops (including two retired ones), 25 bishops in the Church in Korea.

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492 Message for the 42nd Military Mission Sunday 2009.10.09 7604
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490 Dedication Ceremony of Kim Taegon Church Built within the Nonsan Military Training Camp 2009.09.25 10497
489 International Symposium Held to the Memory of Stephen Cardinal Kim 2009.09.25 12505
488 25th Anniversary of the Canonization of 103 Korean Martyrs 2009.09.25 9535
487 Seminar on “Women and the Communication in the Church” 2009.09.21 8897
486 Incheon Youth Day 2009 2009.09.21 9033
485 Pilgrimage on Foot by the Clergy in Daejeon Diocese 2009.09.21 11405
484 Reopening of the Museum of Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine 2009.09.21 11962
483 Approval of Some Documents Submitted to the Permanent Council of the CBCK 2009.09.21 8028
482 Installation Ceremony of the Coadjutor Archbishop of Kwangju 2009.09.11 8083
481 18th Plenary Meeting of the Biblical Apostolate Committee 2009.09.04 8984
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477 New Coadjutor Archbishop of Kwangju 2009.08.27 8580
476 Appointed Bishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, auxiliary of Kwangju, Korea, as coadjutor archbishop of 2009.08.27 7851
475 Statement Against the Legislation of a Law on So-Called 'Dignified Death' Recognized as an Euthanasia 2009.08.27 14285


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