The Holy Father appointed Father John Lee Juo-Wang as bishop of the diocese of Tainan on Nov 14, 2020. Prior to the new appointment, he was serving as vicar general of the diocese.
Bishop Juo-Wang was born on Nov. 2, 1966, in Taiwan. After attending the Salesian High School, he studied philosophy and theology at the Saint Pius X Seminary in Tainan (1984-1992). He was ordained a priest on Jan. 1, 1993.
After priestly ordination he has held the positions of assistant priest at the cathedral (1993-1996) and parish priest of the Holy Name of Jesus (1996-1999).
Later, he obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. Since 2002 he has also served as parish priest of the Causa Nostrae Laetitiae Shrine; since 2014 parish priest of Saint Joseph’s Church and president of the Commission for the Promotion of Vocations; since 2017 diocesan chancellor; and from 2019 until the present, vicar general of the diocese of Tainan.
He is also a member of the presbyteral council and the college of consultors.