ASIA/SOUTH KOREA - Appointment of the Rector of the interdiocesan seminary in the archdiocese of Gwangju

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On June 22, 2022, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle appointed Rev. Petrus Kim Jung-Yong, of the archdiocesan clergy of Gwangju as Rector of the interdiocesan Seminary located in the Archdiocese of Gwangju, in South Korea.
The new Rector was born on December 14, 1963 and was ordained a priest on February 4, 1993. He studied at Gwangju Catholic University and the University of Freiburg, where he received a Doctorate in Fundamental Theology (2001). Since 2002 he has held various positions: Assistant parish priest and parish priest, Associate Professor, Director General of "Theological Perspectives" and Director of the Institute of Theology, Executive Director of the "Gwangju Human Rights & Peace" Foundation, Executive Director of Pastoral Care. He also published some articles on pastoral and evangelization themes and a book on small Christian communities in Korea. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 11/10/2022)