Diocese of Cheongju

Bishop Chang

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Bishop Gabriel Bong-hun Chang

59, Bugmunno 3-ga, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 360-013, South Korea

(82) 43-253-8161

Fax :(82) 43-257-4211


Bishop Gabriel Chang Bong-hun was born on Jan. 4, 1947, in Eumseong, Chungcheongbuk-do(province). He was ordained a priest on May. 3, 1976, and was appointed Bishop of Cheongju on June 3, 1999. His episcopal ordination was on Aug. 24, 1999. Bishop Chang is the president of the Committee for Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK). He is also a member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine and the Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization of the CBCK.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, D.D. (1970-1999)
  • Most Rev. James V. Pardy, M.M., D.D. (1958-1970)

A thousand Masses for Korean reconciliation

A thousand Masses for Korean reconciliation Archbishop Choi opened up a channel of interaction between the Catholic Churches of the South and the North; he also made the first official pastoral trip to Pyongyang.