Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk

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Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk
Cardinal, Archbishop of Seoul
Native name
Appointed3 April 1998
Installed29 June 1998
Term ended10 May 2012
PredecessorStephen Kim Sou-hwan
SuccessorAndrew Yeom Soo-jung
Other posts
  • Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea
Ordination18 March 1961
by Paul Roh Ki-nam
Consecration3 October 1970
by Paul Roh Ki-nam
Created cardinal24 March 2006
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Born(1931-12-07)7 December 1931
Seoul, Korea
Died27 April 2021(2021-04-27) (aged 89)
Seoul, South Korea
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Alma materPontifical Urban University
MottoOmnibus omnia
Coat of armsNicholas Cheong Jin-suk's coat of arms

Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (Hangul: 정진석; Hanja: 鄭鎭奭; 7 December 1931 – 27 April 2021) was a South Korean Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Seoul from 1998 until he retired in 2012. He was previously Bishop of Cheongju from 1970 to 1998. He was made a cardinal in 2006.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cardinal Cheong Jin-suk recovers at hospital". The Dong-a Ilbo. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. "Cardinal Cheong pledges organ donation, no life support treatment". Korea Times. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.