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Diocese of Tainan

Bishop John Lee Juo-Wang
Bishop  John Lee Juo-Wang
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Bishop John Lee Juo-Wang
15 Ch'angyoung, Lou-2, Tainan 70127, Taiwan
(06)237-5761
Fax :209-2813

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 Lee 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.

Bishop Lee resigned in June 2021, less than six months after his episcopal ordination, citing psychological and physical problems.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation and appointed retired Bishop Bosco Lin Chi-nan of Tainan as the diocese's apostolic administrator.
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