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Diocese of Pyongyang

Apostolic Administrator Andrew Yeom Soo-jung
Archbishop Yeom Soo-jung
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Apostolic Administrator Andrew Yeom Soo-jung
2-ga 1, Myeong-dong,
Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-809

Phone: (82-2) 727-2007
Fax :(82-2) 757-2535
Email: [email protected]

Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, the Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang Diocese in North Korea, was born on Dec. 5, 1943 in Anseong, Gyeonggi-do (province). He was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1970, and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul on Dec. 1, 2001. His episcopal ordination was on Jan. 25, 2002.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Andrew Yeom as Archbishop of Seoul on May 10, 2012. He succeeded the Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang on June 25, 2012.

He is a member of the Episcopal Commission for Mission and Pastoral Care and Committee for the Administration of the Fund for the Laity and is president of the Committee for the Lay Apostolate and Sub Committee for Women of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK). Also he is an auditor of the Catholic Conference of Korea (CCK).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (1998 -2012, Apostolic Administrator)
  • Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, LL.D., D.D. (1975-1998, Apostolic Administrator)
  • Monsignor George Carroll, M.M. (1950-1975, Apostolic Administrator)
  • Bishop Francis Hong Yong-ho, D.D. (1943-1950, Apostolic Vicar)
  • Archbishop Paul Ro Ki-nam, D.D. (1942-1943, Apostolic Administrator)
  • Bishop William O'Shea, M.M., D.D. (1939-1942, Apostolic Vicar)
  • Father William Booth, M.M. (1936-1939, Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor John Morris, M.M (1930-1936, Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Patrick Byrne, M.M. (1927-1930, Apostolic Prefect)
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