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New Catholic Bishops Named In South Korea, The Philippines


Pope Francis has appointed two new bishops to head dioceses in South Korea and the Philippines.

Auxiliary Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man of Seoul has been named head of the Diocese of Wonju, replacing Bishop Jacobus Kim Ji-Seok.

Father Enrique V. Macaraeg has been named the new bishop of the Diocese of Tarlac in the Philippines, replacing Bishop Florentino F. Cinense.

Bishop Cho currently serves as the Archdiocese of Seoul’s vicar general. From 2006 to 2010 he served as president of the archdiocese’s youth ministry committee.

Ordained a priest on Aug. 26, 1982, he was named auxiliary bishop of Seoul on Jan. 3, 2006.

Bishop-elect Macaraeg previously served as the parish priest of Saint Ildefonse parish in Malasiqui, Pangasinan.

After his 1979 ordination to the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, he served as the dean of seminarians at the San Pablo Seminary, Baguio City.

He served as director of the archdiocesan Commission for the Clergy until 2005, he was appointed pastor of St. Ildephonse.

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