Vatican City, Oct 28, 2021 / 08:00 am
Pope Francis on Thursday appointed new archbishops for the archdioceses of Seoul, South Korea, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Bishop Peter Chung Soon-Taick, a member of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, has been an auxiliary bishop of Seoul since December 2013.
The 60-year-old bishop was born in Daegu, southeastern South Korea, and studied chemical engineering before entering seminary. He was ordained a priest in the Order of Discalced Carmelites in 1992.
The archbishop-elect also studied Sacred Scripture at the graduate level at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and was provincial definitor of the Order of Discalced Carmelites in Korea.