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Diocese of Chunchon

Bishop Lucas Woon-hoe Kim
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Bishop Lucas Woon-hoe Kim
400, Hyoja 2-dong,
Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do,
200-948, South Korea

Phone: (82) 33-240-6032
Fax :(82) 33-240-6034
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Lucas Kim Woon-hoe was born on Oct. 18, 1944 in Seoul. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1973, and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seoul on Sept. 13, 2002. His episcopal ordination was on Nov. 21, 2002. He was appointed Bishop of Chunchon and Apostolic Administrator of Hamhung on Jan. 28, 2010 and consecrated on Mar. 25, 2010.

Bishop Lucas Kim is member of the Episcopal Commission for Mission and Pastoral Care and president of the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People, and president of the Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK). Also he is a member of the Permanent Council of the CBCK and a director of the Catholic Conference of Korea (CCK).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • 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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