Diocese of Andong

Bishop Kwon

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Bishop John Chrisostom Hyeok-ju Kwon

136, Anmak-dong, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 760-340, South Korea

(82) 54-858-3111-3

Fax :(82) 54-858-3116


Bishop John Chrisostom Kwon Hyeok-ju was born on Sept. 5, 1957 in Uiseong-gun (county), Gyeongsangbuk-do (province). He was ordained a priest on Jan. 26, 1983 and appointed Bishop of Andong on Oct. 16, 2001. His episcopal ordination and installation as Bishop of Andong was on Dec. 4, 2001. Bishop Kwon is president of the Biblical Committee of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK) and a member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the CBCK.

Previous Ordinaries:

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.