With the ordination of two bishops, 38 priests and 26 deacons in Seoul this past week, vocations are blooming in Korea.
Auxiliary Bishops Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon and Peter Chung Soon-taek of
Seoul were ordained by Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul at the
Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Seoul Olympic Park on February 5.
The ordination of the 26 deacons took place on February 6.
deacons of the archdiocese will devote themselves to the service of the
faithful, parishes, serving in the liturgy and charity.
The ordinations of 38 diocesan priests were held last Friday.
José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama and Bishop Nguyen Van De of Thai
Binh were present at the event.
One of the new priests, Vu Tan Tuan, a
member of the International Community of the Catholic mission in Seoul,
is from the Diocese of Thai Binh in Vietnam and had his formation in
Bishop Nguyen had written to Cardinal Yeom Soo- jung, "We are very
grateful for your efforts in giving Vu Tan Tuan a healthy and good