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Bishop Titus Sang-Bum Seo
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Bishop Titus Sang-Bum Seo
Military Ordinariate of Korea,
P.O. Box 31, 118 Hangang-Daero,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04386, Korea

Phone: (02)749-1921
Fax :790-5768

The Holy Father appointed Father Titus Seo Sang-Bum as military ordinary for Korea. He was serving as parish priest of the Daechi-dong in the same metropolitan archdiocese.
The new appointment comes after the Holy Father accepted the resignation Bishop Francis Xavier You Soo-il, O.F.M.

Bishop Titus Seo Sang-Bum was born on Feb. 6, 1961, in Seoul. After completing his studies in the major seminary of Sungshin, in the metropolitan archdiocese of Seoul, he carried out his philosophical and theological formation at the Archdiocesan Major Seminary of Seoul (The Catholic University of Korea), obtaining a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in theology. He also attended an intensive course in English in Australia (2017-2018).

He received priestly ordination on Feb. 12, 1988, for the metropolitan archdiocese of Seoul.
Since ordination, he has held the following offices: parish vicar of Amsa-dong (1988-1991); parish vicar of Hangang (1991-1992); representative of the diocesan Synod of Seoul (1991-2005); military chaplain, discharged with the rank of Colonel (1992-2013); member of the presbyteral council of Seoul (2005-2013); vicar general of the Military Ordinariate (2013-2017); and member of the Commission for staff of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seoul (2015-2017). Since 2018 he has served as parish priest of the Daechi-dong parish in Seoul.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Francis Xavier Soo-il Yu (16 Jul 2010 Appointed - 2 Feb 2021 Retired)
  • Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon, D.D. (1999 - 2010)
  • Bishop Augustine Cheong Myong-jo, D.D. (1989 - 1998)

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