997-1, Sangmu 2-dong,
Phone: (82) 62-380-2809
Fax :(82) 62-380-2840
Email: [email protected]
Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin was born on Mar. 5, 1968 in Muan, Jeollanam-do province. He was ordained priest on Jan. 26, 1994, and appointed auxiliary bishop of Gwangju on May 12, 2011. His episcopal ordination was on Jul. 6, 2011. He serves as vicar general of Gwangju from Jul. 7, 2011.
Bishop Ok is president of the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Korea (CBCK). He is a member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the CBCK.
On Nov. 19, 2022, Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Gwangju. Simon Ok Hyun-jin is the 6th Archbishop of Gwangju.