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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in South Korea

South Korea
DateAscendingChange
1831.09.09Apostolic Vicariate of Korea 조선 was established (from Diocese of Beijing 北京)
1911.04.08Apostolic Vicariate of Korea 조선 was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Seoul 서울 (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku)
1911.04.08Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Korea 조선)
1937.04.13Apostolic Prefecture of Kwoszu was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku)
1937.04.13Apostolic Prefecture of Zenshu was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku)
1939.04.25Apostolic Prefecture of Shunsen was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Seoul 서울)
1950.07.12Apostolic Prefecture of Kwoszu was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Gwangju 광주
1950.07.12Apostolic Prefecture of Zenshu was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Jeonju 전주
1950.07.12Apostolic Vicariate of Seoul 서울 was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Seul 서울
1950.07.16Apostolic Prefecture of Shunsen was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Chuncheon 춘천
1955.09.20Apostolic Prefecture of Chuncheon 춘천 was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Chuncheon 춘천
1957.01.21Apostolic Vicariate of Busan 부산 was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku)
1957.01.21Apostolic Prefecture of Gwangju 광주 was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gwangju 광주
1957.01.26Apostolic Prefecture of Jeonju 전주 was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Jeonju 전주
1958.06.23Apostolic Vicariate of Cheongju 청주 was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Seul 서울)
1958.06.23Apostolic Vicariate of Daijeon was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Seul 서울)
1961.06.06Apostolic Vicariate of Incheon 인천 was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Seul 서울)
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Busan 부산 was promoted as Diocese of Busan 부산
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Cheongju 청주 was promoted as Diocese of Cheongju 청주
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Chuncheon 춘천 was promoted as Diocese of Chuncheon 춘천
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Taiku was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Daegu 대구
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Daijeon was promoted as Diocese of Daejeon 대전
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Gwangju 광주 was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gwangju 광주
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Incheon 인천 was promoted as Diocese of Incheon 인천
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Jeonju 전주 was promoted as Diocese of Jeonju 전주
1962.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Seul 서울 was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seoul 서울
1963.10.07Diocese of Suwon 수원 was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seoul 서울)
1965.03.22Diocese of Wonju 원주 was established (from Diocese of Chuncheon 춘천)
1966.02.15Diocese of Masan 마산 was established (from Diocese of Busan 부산)
1969.05.29Diocese of Andong 안동 was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Daegu 대구 and Diocese of Wonju 원주)
1971.06.28Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주 was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gwangju 광주)
1977.03.21Apostolic Prefecture of Jeju 제주 was promoted as Diocese of Jeju 제주
1983.11.22Military Vicariate of South Korea was established
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of South Korea was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of South Korea
2004.06.24Diocese of Uijeongbu 의정부 was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seoul 서울)

as of 2020.05.18

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