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Archdiocese of Seoul

Auxiliary Bishop Job Koo Yobi
Bishop Koo Yobi
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Auxiliary Bishop Job Koo Yobi
Archbishop's House,
74 Myong-dong gil,
Jung-gu, Seoul 100-809,

Phone: (02)727-2024
Fax :773-1947
Email: [email protected]

The new Bishop Job Koo Yobi was born on January 25, 1951. He studied at the Major Seminary in Suwon (1985-1989 and 1990-1993). He was ordained a priest on February 24, 1981 and incardinated in the archdiocese of Seoul.

Since his ordination, he has held the following offices and academic roles: 1981-1982: Parish Vicar in I-Mun Dong; 1982-1983: Parish Vicar in Shin-Dang Dong; 1983-1986: Studies at the Priests Association of Prado, Lyon (France); 1986-1991: Parish priest in Guro Dong; 1991-1993: Parish priest in Sang-ge Dong; 1993-1998: National Director of the Association of Young Catholic Workers; Member of the Pastoral Work Committee, Head of the Priests Association of Prado in Korea; 1998-2000: Studies for a Licensiate in Spirituality at the Catholic Institute in Paris;
2000-2002: Parish priest in Jong-ro; 2002-2007: Spiritual Director of the Major Seminary; 2007-2013: Head of the Priests Association of Prado in Korea, Member of the International Council of Priests Association of Prado (based in Korea); Since 2013: Parish priest in Po-I Dong.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Basil Kyu-man Cho (3 Jan 2006 to 31 Mar 2016)
  • Cardinal Nicholas Jin-suk Cheong (1998-2012)
  • Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (1998-2012)
  • Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, LL.D., D.D (1968-1998)
  • Bishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (apostolic administrator), S.T.D., D.D (1967-1968)
  • Archbishop Paul Ro Ki-nam, D.D (1942-1967)
  • Bishop Adrien Larribeau, M.E.P., D.D (1933-1942)
  • Archbishop August Mutel, M.E.P., D.D (1890-933)
  • Bishop Jean M. Blanc, M.E.P., D.D (1884-1890)
  • Bishop Felix Ridel, M.E.P., D.D (1869-1884)
  • Bishop Antoine Dabeluy, M.E.P., D.D (1866-1869)
  • Bishop Simeon Berneux, M.E.P., D.D (1854-1866)
  • Bishop Jean Joseph Ferreol, M.E.P., D.D (1843-1854)
  • Bishop Laurent M. Imbert, M.E.P., D.D (1836-1843)
  • Bishop Barthelemy Bruguiere, M.E.P., D.D (1831-1836)
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