Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk was born on Dec. 7, 1931 in Seoul. He was ordained a priest on March 18, 1961, and appointed Bishop of Cheongju on June 25, 1970. The episcopal ordination was on Oct. 3, 1970. He has been appointed Archbishop of Seoul since May 30, 1998. His installation was on June 29, 1998. He was also appointed Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang Diocese on June 6, 1998. Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to the rank of cardinal on March 24, 2006....
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