Diocese of Suwon

Bishop Ri

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Bishop Matthias Iong-hoon Ri

578, Jeongja-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 440-840, Korea

(82 31)-256-3478

Fax :(82 31)-241-5969


Bishop Matthias Ri Iong-hoon was born on Sept. 13, 1951 in Hwaseong-si in Gyeonggi-do Province. He was ordained a priest on March 6, 1979 and appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon on Mar. 7, 2003. His episcopal ordination was on May 14, 2003. He was promoted to coadjutor on Oct. 10, 2008 and became the Bishop of Suwon diocese on Mar. 30, 2009. Bishop Ri is president of the Committee on Education of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK) and a member of the Conference’s Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs.

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