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Pope appoints youngest bishopNew Auxiliary Bishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin of Kwangju archdiocese (photo: Kwangju archdiocese)
- Stephen Hong, Seoul
- May 13, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Ok Hyun-jin as the auxiliary bishop of Kwangju archdiocese.
Bishop-elect Ok is just 43 year old, the youngest of 34 bishops in the Korean Church.
Father Ok, a church historian, has served as the professor at the Gwangju Catholic University since earning the degrees of master and then doctor of Church history from the Gregorian University in Rome.
Father Sebastianus Kim Young-kwon said he hoped the young auxiliary might serve as a bridge between the archbishop and priests.
The general affairs head of Gwangju Catholic University stressed that now is a time for "communication", saying Bishop Ok is a man of sincerity who has always tried to be united with seminarians.
Born in 1968, Bishop-elect Ok was ordained a priest for Kwangju archdiocese in 1994. He has been a member of the Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Korean bishops' conference since 2007.
Kwangju archdiocese has 334,000 Catholics in 124 parishes and 80 mission stations served by 253 priests.
Coadjutor Archbishop of Kwangju appointed