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Diocese of

Hamhung 함흥

North Korea North Korea

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Hamhung 함흥 / Hamhŭng / 咸興 (正體中文) / Hameungen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Seoul 서울

Neighbouring Dioceses: Pyong-yang 평양 (↙), Fushun 撫順 (↑), Yanji 延吉 (↗), Tŏkwon 덕원 (↓)

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2020.11.21 – ...):Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young (52)Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young (김주영 시몬 / 金周瑩) (52)

Bishop of Chuncheon 춘천 (South Korea)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Wonsan 원산 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young (52)Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young (김주영 시몬 / 金周瑩) (52)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.11.21 – ...)

Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (77)Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (김운회 루가) (77)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.01.28 – 2020.11.21)

Bishop John of the Cross Chang Yik (장익 십자가의 요한)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2005.11.21 – 2010.01.28)

Fr. Placidus Ri Tong-ho (이동호 플라치도), O.S.B. (later Abbot)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1981.05.22 – 2005.11.21)

Fr. Timotheus Bitterli (이성도 디모테오), O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1952.05.09 – 1981.05.22)

Bishop Bonifatius Sauer (신상원 보니파시오), O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Bishop Bonifatius Sauer (신상원 보니파시오), O.S.B.Permalink
(1920.08.25 – 1940.01.12)

Cruce et regula

Born:1877.01.10 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1921.05.01
Died:1950.02.07 (North Korea † 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Wonsan 원산 (North Korea) (1920.08.25 – 1940.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Appiaria (1920.08.25 – 1950.02.07)

Abbot Ordinary of Tŏkugen (North Korea) (1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Kanko (North Korea) (1940.01.12 – 1950.02.07)

Religious of Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien (Missionary Benedictines). Arrested 1949.05.09. Died in prison.

Statistics

Area: 4,900 km²

Population: 24,996 Catholics (3.1% of 800,000 total) (1960)

Statistics: 13 parishes, 27 priests (5 diocesan, 22 religious), 55 lay religious (39 brothers, 16 sisters), 17 seminarians (1960)

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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