Bishops
Bishop John KIM Sontae, S.T.D., D.D.
bishop
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Biographical History

1961.09.15 Born in Ik-san si, Jeonbuk
1980-1983 Bachelor in Theology, Catholic University of Gwanju
1987-1989 Master in Theology, Catholic University of Gwangju
1989.1.20 ordained to the Priesthood
1989-1990 Parochial Vicar of Jeon-dong Parish of Jeonju
1990-1991 Parochial Vicar Dunyul-dong Parish of Jeonju
1991-1997 Studied at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.(Licentiate and doctorate in fundamental theology)
1997-2001 Vicar director of the diocesan Catechetic Institute
2001-2003 Director of the diocesan Catechetic Institute
2003-2005 Pastor of Solnae Parish of Jeonju
2006-2009 Director of the Diocesan Catechetic Institute, Jeonju
2009-2013 Pastor of Hwasan-dong Parish of Jeonju
2013-2016 Pastor of Yunjy-dong Parish of Jeonju
2016-2017 Pastor of Samcheon-dong Parish of Jeonju
2017.3.14 Elected as Bishop of the Jeonju
2017.5.13 Consecrated as Bishop, Took possession of the See of Jeonju
2017.10.19-present President of the Committee for Commemoration of Martyrs & Pastoral Care of Pilgrimages of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK)
2017.10.19-present Member of the Episcopal Commission for Mission &pastoral Care of the CBCK