What's CBCK

 CBCK Information

 

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (hereafter the CBCK), a permanent institution erected by the Apostolic See as a juridic person consists of the bishops of the Republic of Korea joined together to coordinate and promote activity for the common good of the whole Catholic Church in Korea (cf. Statutes of the CBCK, art. 1; CIC, can. 447, 449)
The objectives of the CBCK are defined as follows (cf. Statutes of the CBCK, art. 2; CIC, can. 447):
1. to exchange opinions and information as well as to study in the light of experience and with wisdom and prudence all matters related to the common good, considering especially forms and methods of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the times and circumstances of the nation;
2. to deliberate and make decisions and to issue decrees on the aforementioned matters;
3. to ask the Apostolic See for joint solutions whenever they are necessary;
4. to put decisions into practice and to implement decrees and solutions received from the Apostolic See;
5. to treat other things that promote the common good of the universal Church and the Church in Korea and all that is requested by the Apostolic See.

§1 The following are members of the CBCK by law (cf. Statutes of the CBCK, art. 3; CIC, can. 450):
1. all diocesan bishops and those equivalent to them in law,
2. all coadjutor bishops,
3. all auxiliary bishops,
4. other titular bishops who fulfill a particular function in Korea for which they are mandated by the Apostolic See or the CBCK.

§2 All bishops emeriti are associate members of the CBCK.

President Most Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong, Archbishop of Gwangju
Vice-President Most Rev. Gabriel CHANG Bong-hun, Bishop of Cheongju
Secretary Most Rev. Matthias RI Iong-hoon, Bishop of Suwon
Regular Members

His Eminence Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul & Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang
Most Rev. Thaddeus CHO Hwan-kil, Archbishop of Daegu
Most Rev. Peter KANG U-il, Bishop of Cheju
Most Rev. Vincent RI Pyung-ho, Bishop of Jeonju
Most Rev. Peter LEE Ki-heon, Bishop of Uijeongbu
Most Rev. John Chrysostom KWON Hyeok-ju, Bishop of Andong
Most Rev. Lucas KIM Woon-hoe, Bishop of Chunchon & Apostolic Administrator of Hamhung
Most Rev. Lazzaro YOU Heung-sik, Bishop of Daejeon
Most Rev. Basil CHO Kyu-man, Bishop of Wonju
Most Rev. Paul HWANG Chul-soo, Bishop of Busan
Most Rev. John Baptist JUNG Shin-chul, Bishop of Incheon
Most Rev. Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il, Bishop of Military Ordinariate in Korea
Most Rev. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen, Bishop of Masan
Most Rev. Augustinus KIM Jong-soo, Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon
Most Rev. Joseph SON Sam-seok, Auxiliary Bishop of Busan
Most Rev. Linus LEE Seong-hyo, Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon
Most Rev. Simon OK Hyun-jin, Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju
Most Rev. Timothy YU Gyoung Chon, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul
Most Rev. Peter CHUNG Soon-taick, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul
Most Rev. Benedictus SON Hee-Song, Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul
Most Rev. John Baptist MOON Hee-Jong, Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon
Most Rev. John Bosco CHANG Shin-ho, Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu
Rt. Rev. Blasio PARK Hyun-dong, O.S.B., Apostolic Administrator of Tokwon

Quasi Members

His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal CHEONG, Emeritus Archbishop of Seoul & Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang
Most Rev. Victorinus Youn, Emeritus Archbishop of Gwangju
Most Rev. Paul RI, Emeritus Archbishop of Daegu
Most Rev. Andreas CHOI, Emeritus Archbishop of Gwangju
Most Rev. William McNaughton, M.M., Emeritus Bishop of Incheon
Most Rev. Rene Dupont, M.E.P., Emeritus Bishop of Andong
Most Rev. Joseph KYEONG, Emeritus Bishop of Daejeon
Most Rev. Michael Pak, Emeritus Bishop of Masan
Most Rev. Paul T. Kim, Emeritus Bishop of Cheju
Most Rev. Jacobus KIM Ji-seok, Emeritus Bishop of Wonju
Most Rev. John CHANG, Emeritus Bishop of Chunchon
Most Rev. Paul CHOI, Emeritus Bishop of Suwon
Most Rev. Francis Xavier AHN Myong-ok, Emeritus Bishop of Masan
Most Rev. Joseph Lee, Emeritus Bishop of Uijeongbu

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Tel 82-2-460-7500 / Fax 82-2-460-7505 / E-mail cbck@cbck.or.kr



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