Archdiocese of Seoul

Bishop Yu Gyoung-chon

  • share this post
  • Share on facebook
  • resize textlarger | smaller

Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon

Archbishop's House, Chung-gu Myong-dong 2-ga, Seoul 100-809, Korea


Fax :773-1947

Bishop Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon was born on September 4, 1962 in Jung-gu, Jungrim-dong, in Seoul archdiocese. He began his studies at the Catholic University of Seoul (major Seminary) and obtained a BA in Theology (1981-1987). He continued his theological studies at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany, obtaining a Licentiate in Theology (1988-1992).

He was ordained a priest on January 30, 1992 for the archdiocese of Seoul and assumed several pastoral and academic roles: During 1992-1998 he studied in Germany (Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt) for a Doctorate in Moral Theology. He was also Professor at the Catholic University of Seoul (major Seminary) since 2008 and director of the Institute for Integral Pastoral Ministry in the archdiocese, and is currently priest of Myeongil-dong (Seoul).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Basil Kyu-man Cho (3 Jan 2006 to 31 Mar 2016)
  • Cardinal Nicholas Jin-suk Cheong (1998-2012)
  • Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (1998-2012)
  • Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, LL.D., D.D (1968-1998)
  • Bishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi (apostolic administrator), S.T.D., D.D (1967-1968)
  • Archbishop Paul Ro Ki-nam, D.D (1942-1967)
  • Bishop Adrien Larribeau, M.E.P., D.D (1933-1942)
  • Archbishop August Mutel, M.E.P., D.D (1890-933)
  • Bishop Jean M. Blanc, M.E.P., D.D (1884-1890)
  • Bishop Felix Ridel, M.E.P., D.D (1869-1884)
  • Bishop Antoine Dabeluy, M.E.P., D.D (1866-1869)
  • Bishop Simeon Berneux, M.E.P., D.D (1854-1866)
  • Bishop Jean Joseph Ferreol, M.E.P., D.D (1843-1854)
  • Bishop Laurent M. Imbert, M.E.P., D.D (1836-1843)
  • Bishop Barthelemy Bruguiere, M.E.P., D.D (1831-1836)