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2022.11.20

South Korea Cardinal Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植) took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola

2022.11.19

South Korea Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong (김희중 히지노 / 金熙中) resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju 광주 (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Simon Ok Hyun-jjn (옥현진 시몬 / 玉賢進), Titular Bishop of Pederodiana and Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju 광주 (South Korea), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Gwangju 광주 (South Korea)

2022.08.27

South Korea Archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植), Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of Dicastery for the Clergy and President of Interdicastery Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order, was created Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola

South Korea Bishop Constantine Bae Ki-hyen (배기현 콘스탄틴 / 安明玉) resigned as Bishop of Masan 마산 (South Korea)

South Korea Fr. Paul Shin Eun-keun (신은근 바오로 / 申銀根) was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Masan 마산 (South Korea)

2022.07.16

South Korea Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam (장인남 바오로 / 張仁南), Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Apostolic Delegate to Laos and Apostolic Nuncio to Myanmar, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Netherlands

2022.05.02

South Korea Fr. Simon Kim Jong-Gang (김종강 시몬 / 金鍾岡) was consecrated as Bishop of Cheongju 청주 (South Korea)

2022.03.19

South Korea Bishop Gabriel Chang Bong-hun (장봉훈 가브리엘 / 張峰軒) resigned as Bishop of Cheongju 청주 (South Korea)

South Korea Fr. Simon Kim Jong-Gang (김종강 시몬 / 金鍾岡) was elected Bishop of Cheongju 청주 (South Korea)

2022.02.26

South Korea Bishop Augustinus Kim Jong-soo (김종수 아우구스티노 / 金宗壽), Titular Bishop of Sufasar, Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), Apostolic Administrator of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea) and General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, was appointed as Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)

2021.10.28

South Korea Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (염수정 안드레아 / 廉洙政) resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang 평양 (North Korea)

South Korea Bishop Peter Chung Soon-taick (정순택 베드로 / 鄭淳澤), O.C.D., Titular Bishop of Tamazuca and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Pyong-yang 평양 (North Korea)

2021.10.26

Argentina Bishop Moon Han-lim (문한림 / 文漢林) succeeded as Bishop of Venado Tuerto (Argentina)

2021.10.12

South Korea Bishop Augustinus Kim Jong-soo (김종수 아우구스티노 / 金宗壽), Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), was appointed as General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

2021.07.30

South Korea Bishop Augustinus Kim Jong-soo (김종수 아우구스티노 / 金宗壽), Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)

2021.06.29

South Korea Fr. Pius Sin Ho-zol (신호철 비오 / 辛昊喆) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Belesasa and Auxiliary Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

2021.06.11

South Korea Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植), Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, was promoted as Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of Dicastery for the Clergy and President of Interdicastery Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order

2021.06.09

South Korea Diocese of Chunchon 춘천 was renamed as Diocese of Chuncheon 춘천 (South Korea)

South Korea Diocese of Cheju 제주 was renamed as Diocese of Jeju 제주 (South Korea)

2021.05.22

South Korea Fr. Pius Sin Ho-zol (신호철 비오 / 辛昊喆) was elected Titular Bishop of Belesasa and Auxiliary Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

2021.05.03

Italy Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Paolo alla Regola, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Paolo alla Regola pro hac vice Title

2021.04.27

South Korea Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (정진석 니콜라오 / 鄭鎮奭), Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Seoul 서울 (South Korea), passed away at 89

2021.04.09

South Korea Fr. Titus Seo Sang-bum (서상범 티토 / 徐尙範) was consecrated as Military Ordinary of South Korea (South Korea)

2021.03.14

South Korea Archbishop Paul Ri Moun-hi (이문희 바오로 / 李文熙), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Daegu 대구 (South Korea), passed away at 85

2021.02.02

South Korea Fr. Titus Seo Sang-bum (서상범 티토 / 徐尙範) was elected Military Ordinary of South Korea (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il (유수일 프란치스코 하비에르 / 劉修一), O.F.M., resigned as Military Ordinary of South Korea (South Korea)

2021.01.25

South Korea Fr. Stephanus Han Jung-hyun (한정현 스테파노 / 韓楨鉉) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Mozotcori and Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)

2021.01.06

South Korea Fr. Simon Kim Ju-young (김주영 시몬 / 金周瑩) was consecrated as Bishop of Chuncheon 춘천 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Hamhung 함흥 (North Korea)

2020.12.16

South Korea Bishop Joseph Kyeong Kap-ryong (경갑룡 요셉 / 景甲龍), Bishop emeritus of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), passed away at 90

2020.12.05

Argentina Bishop Moon Han-lim (문한림 / 文漢林), Titular Bishop of Thucca in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of San Martín (Argentina), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Venado Tuerto (Argentina)

2020.11.28

South Korea Fr. Stephanus Han Jung-hyun (한정현 스테파노 / 韓楨鉉) was elected Titular Bishop of Mozotcori and Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)

2020.11.22

South Korea Bishop Peter Kang U-il (강우일 베드로 / 姜禹一) resigned as Bishop of Cheju 제주 (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Pius Moon Chang-woo (문창우 비오 / 文昌宇) succeeded as Bishop of Jeju 제주 (South Korea)

2020.11.21

South Korea Fr. Simon Kim Ju-young (김주영 시몬 / 金周瑩) was elected Bishop of Chuncheon 춘천 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Hamhung 함흥 (North Korea)

South Korea Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (김운회 루가 / 金雲會) resigned as Bishop of Chunchon 춘천 (South Korea) and Apostolic Administrator of Hamhung 함흥 (North Korea)

2020.10.15

South Korea Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植), Bishop of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea), was appointed as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

South Korea Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong (김희중 히지노 / 金熙中) resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

South Korea Bishop Gabriel Chang Bong-hun (장봉훈 가브리엘 / 張峰軒) resigned as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

South Korea Bishop Mathias Ri Iong-hoon (이용훈 마티아 / 李容勳), Bishop of Suwon 수원 (South Korea), was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

2020.10.14

South Korea Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man (조규만 바실리오 / 金智錫), Bishop of Wonju 원주 (South Korea), was appointed as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea

2020.08.05

South Korea Bishop John of the Cross Chang Yik (장익 십자가의 요한 / 張益), Bishop emeritus of Chunchon 춘천 (South Korea), passed away at 86

2020.02.03

South Korea Bishop William John McNaughton (나길모 굴리엘모), M.M., Bishop emeritus of Incheon 인천 (South Korea), passed away at 93

2019.04.10

South Korea Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok (손삼석 요셉 / 孫參瑞), Titular Bishop of Fesseë and Auxiliary Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea), was appointed as Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

2018.08.18

South Korea Bishop Paul Hwang Cheol-soo (황철수 바오로 / 黃哲洙) resigned as Bishop of Busan 부산 (South Korea)

2018.03.19

Malta Msgr. Alfred Xuereb was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Amantea, Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia and Apostolic Nuncio to Korea

2018.02.26

Malta Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, Prelate Secretary General of Secretariat for the Economy, Secretary of the Board of Institute for Works of Religion and Member of Financial Security Committee, was elected Titular Archbishop of Amantea, Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2017.09.15

Philippines Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2017.09.12

Switzerland Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Apostolic Nuncio to San Marino

2017.08.17

South Korea Fr. Job Koo Yo-bi (구요비 욥 / 具要備) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Sfasferia and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea)

2017.08.15

South Korea Fr. Pius Moon Chang-woo (문창우 비오 / 文昌宇) was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Cheju 제주 (South Korea)

2017.08.12

South Korea Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam (장인남 바오로 / 張仁南), Apostolic Delegate to Myanmar, Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Apostolic Delegate to Laos, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Myanmar

2017.06.28

South Korea Fr. Job Koo Yo-bi (구요비 욥 / 具要備) was elected Titular Bishop of Sfasferia and Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul 서울 (South Korea)

South Korea Fr. Pius Moon Chang-woo (문창우 비오 / 文昌宇) was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Cheju 제주 (South Korea)

2017.06.19

India Cardinal Ivan Dias, Cardinal-Priest of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bombay (India) and Prefect emeritus of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, passed away at 81

2017.05.13

South Korea Fr. John Kim Son-tae (김선태 사도요한 / 李炳浩) was consecrated as Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea)

2017.03.14

South Korea Fr. John Kim Son-tae (김선태 사도요한 / 李炳浩) was elected Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea)

South Korea Bishop Vincent Ri Pyung-ho (이병호 빈첸시오 / 李炳浩) resigned as Bishop of Jeonju 전주 (South Korea)

2016.11.10

South Korea Bishop John Baptist Jung Shin-chul (정신철 세례자 요한 / 崔基山), Titular Bishop of Cuicul and Auxiliary Bishop of Incheon 인천 (South Korea), was appointed as Bishop of Incheon 인천 (South Korea)

2016.07.12

South Korea Fr. John Bosco Chang Shin-ho (장신호 요한 보스코 / 張信浩) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Vescera and Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu 대구 (South Korea)

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