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Daegu Archdiocese gets new auxiliary bishop

Around 3,500 Catholics including 30 bishops attended Bishop Chang Shin-ho's ordination

Published: July 14, 2016 08:37 AM GMT

Updated: July 14, 2016 12:02 PM GMT

Daegu Archdiocese gets new auxiliary bishop

Bishop John Bosco Chang Shin-ho was consecrated as an auxiliary bishop for Daegu Archdiocese on July 12 at the newly built Beomeo Cathedral in South Korea.

"I thank all the people who prayed for me with their heart even in hidden areas. Also, I ask you to pray for Daegu Archdiocese to grow in the unity of priests and laypeople," said Auxiliary Bishop Chang at his episcopal ordination ceremony.

"Let's be Christians who love our neighbors just like the pope told us to be," he added.

Some 3,500 Catholics attended the ceremony including Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul, Archbishops Osvaldo Padilla, apostolic nuncio to Korea, and Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea. Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil Daegu presided at the ceremony together with some 30 bishops.

"He will be a good shepherd who meets priests and laypeople often and hears from them," Archbishop Cho said in the homily.

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