Archdiocese of Gwangju


Prefecture Apostolic April 13, 1937
Vicariate Apostolic January 21, 1957
Archdiocese March 10, 1962
Archbishop Most. Rev. Hyginus KIM Hee-joong, S.T.D., D.D.
Succeeded March 25, 2010
Consecrated August 18, 2003
Former Ordinaries Very Rev. Msgr. Owen McPolin, S.S.C.(1937)
Very Rev. Msgr. Wakida(1943)
Very Rev. Msgr. Owen McPolin, S.S.C.(1945)
Very Rev. Msgr. Patrick Brennan, S.S.C.(1949)
Most Rev. Harold Henry, S.S.C., LL.D., D.D.(1950)
Most Rev. Peter Han, D.D.(1971)
Most Rev. Victorinus Youn, S.T.D., D.D.(1973)
Most Rev. Andreas Choi, S.T.D., D.D.(2000)
Area Gwangju and Jeonnam Province(12,622.72㎢)

Missionary and Religious Societies

Men Order of Discalced Carmelite Fathers; Guadalupe Missioners; Claretian Missionaries; Society of Mary; Society of St. Francis de Sales; Missionary Society of St. Columban; Augustinians of the Assumption; Passionists; Society of Jesus; Brothers of Little Jesus; Order of Friars Minor; Hospitaller Order of St. John of God
Women Little Sisters of the Poor; Congregation of the Sacred Word; Caritas Sisters of Miyazaki in Korea; The Sisters of Notre Dame(Regina Pacis Province); Franciscan Missionaries of Mary; Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Mirinae; Missionaries of Charity; Sister of Charity of Seton Hill; Daughters of Mary Help of Christians; Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres; Little Servants of the Holy Family of Seoul; Missionaries Sisters of St. Columban; Order of St. Clare; Oblates de I?ssomption; Daughters of St. Paul; Hospital Sisters of St. Francis; Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master; Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Congregatio Jesu; Little Flower Sisters of Jesus; The Fraternity of the Little Sisters of Jesus; Blessed Sacrament Sisters of the Charity; Mercedary of the Charity Sisters; Sisters of Divine Province; Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Service; Sisters of the Blessed Korean Martyrs


Seo-gu Sangmu 2-dong, Gwangju 502-855

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