Pope Francis on Thursday, appointed Bp. John Baptist Jung Shin-chul, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Incheon (Korea) with the titular see of Cuicul, as the Bishop of Incheon Diocese. The See was vacant after the death of Bishop Boniface Choi Ki-san, on May 30, 2016.
Fr. John Baptist Jung Shin-chul was born October 22, 1964 in Incheon-si, Songrim-dong, the parish of Game Bong-dong, in the Diocese of Incheon. He studied at the Catholic University of Incheon (major seminary) from 1983 to 1991, and thereafter at Suwon Catholic University, from 1991 to 1993 (for a Master's Degree). He was ordained January 29, 1993, for the Diocese of Incheon. After ordination, he held the following positions: 1993-1994: Parish Vicar, Samjung-dong, 1994-2002: Studies for a Ph.D. in Catechesis, Catholic University of Paris, 2002-2003: Parish Vicar, Yeokgok 2 Dong, 2003-2010: Professor and later Chancellor of the Catholic University (seminary) of Incheon, 2009-2010: Diocesan Vocations Director and since 2010: Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Incheon and the titular see of Cuicul.