ASIA/KOREA – Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 23 July 2015, appointed Auxiliary of the diocese of Suwon (Korea) Rev. John Moon Hee Jong, parish priest and director of the Diocesan Department for Evangelisation as well as docent at the Major Seminary, assigning him the Titular See of Muzia.
Rev. John Moon Hee Jong was born 26 August 1966, in Gyeonggi-do, Diocese of Suwon. He attended Suwon Major Seminary (1984-1988 and later 1991-1993, after national military service). He was ordained a priest on 21 January 1994.
Since his ordination he has served as follows: 1994-1995: Assistant parish priest at Bisan-dong parish; 1995-1996: Assistant parish priest at Cheolsan; 1996-1997: Assistant parish priest at Hogye-dong; 1997-1999: parish priest at Paengsung; 1999-2001: Spiritual Director at the Catholic University of Suwon (major seminary); 2001-2006: Studies at the Pontifical College of S. Anselmo, in Rome, where he resided at the College and obtained a Licence in Liturgy; since 2006: Director of the Diocesan Department for Evangelisation and docent at the Suwon Major Seminary ; since 2014: Parish priest at Bon-O-Dong. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 24/7/2015)