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Bishop Simon Ju-young Kim
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Bishop Simon Ju-young Kim
Diocesan Office,
300 Gongji-ro, Chuncheon-si,
Gangwon-do 200-948, Korea

Phone: (033)240-6040
Fax :240-6045

Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young was born on 3 March 1970. After secondary school he entered the major seminary and attended courses at Suwon Catholic University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in theology (1993-1998).

On 15 December 1998 he was ordained a priest for the diocese of Chunchon.

After ordination he first served as parish vicar in Jumunjin, Imdang-dong and Juklim-dong (1998-2001). He then studied in Rome for a licentiate in Church history and cultural heritage at the Pontifical Gregorian University (2001-2006). He was subsequently head of the diocesan office for education (2006-2008); parish priest in Soyangro (2008-2010); head of the diocesan office for vocations (2010-2014); and parish priest in Smusoop (2014-2017). From 2006 to the present he has served as director of the Church History Research Centre and secretary of the Reconciliation Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea.

On 03 March 2020 Bishop Simon Kim Ju-young was appointed as Bishop of the diocese of Chunchon.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Lucas Woon-hoe Kim (28 Jan 2010 Appointed - 21 Nov 2020 Retired)
  • Bishop John Chang Yik, D.D. (1994-2010)
  • Bishop Thomas Stewart, S.S.C.,J.C.D.,D.D. (1966-1994)
  • Bishop Thomas Quinlan, S.S.C.,D D. (1945-1966)
  • Bishop Thomas Quinlan, S.S.C.,D.D.(Apostolic Administrator, ) (1940-1942)
  • Monsignor Owen McPolin, S.S.C.D.D.(Apostolic Administrator, ) (1939-1940)

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