Archdiocese of Gwangju

Bishop Ok

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Auxiliary Bishop Simon Hyun-jin Ok

997-1, Sangmu 2-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju, 502-855, Korea

(82) 62-380-2809

Fax :(82) 62-380-2840

biseo1@kjcatholic.or.kr

Auxiliary Bishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin was born on Mar. 5, 1968 in Muan, Jeollanam-do province. He was ordained a priest on Jan. 26, 1994 and appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Gwangju on May 12, 2011. His Episcopal ordination was on Jul. 6, 2011. He serves as vicar general of Gwangju from Jul. 7, 2011.
Bishop Ok is president of the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Korea (CBCK). Also he is a member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the CBCK.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Andreas Choi Chang-mou, S.T.D., D.D (2000-2010)
  • Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, S.T.D., D.D (1973-2000)
  • Archbishop Peter Han Kong-ryol, D.D (1971-1973)
  • Archbishop Harold Henry, S.S.C., D.D (1950-1971)
  • Monsignor Patrick Brennan, S.S.C (1949-1950 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Owen McPolin, S.S.C (1945-1948 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Thomas Wakida Asagoro (1943-1945 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Owen McPolin, S.S.C (1937-1943 Apostolic Prefect)