Catholic World News

Strong track record of priestly vocations in Seoul

February 02, 2016

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul will ordain 20 men to the priesthood on February 5, according to a report from the Fides news agency.

The South Korean archdiocese has a strong track record for attracting priestly vocations, with 25 ordained in 2015, 36 in 2014, 21 in 2013, and 30 men ordained in the typical year.

The archdiocese, which has 1.47 million Catholics, is smaller than the Archdioceses of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Boston, and comparable in size to the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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