Thomas Stewart (Roman Catholic bishop)

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Bishop Thomas Stewart (1925-1994), SSC, JCD, DD, [1] was an Irish Columban priest, who served as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chunchon from 1966 until 1994. Thomas Stewart was born in 1925 in Woodford, County Galway, Ireland. [2] Fr Stewart was ordained a priest in 1950 for the Missionary Society of St. Columban, and went to Korea in 1954. He served as Vicar General in the Chunchon Diocese before being elevated in 1966 to Bishop. For health reasons Dr. Stewart retired as bishop in May 1994, and died a few months later in Ireland of a heart attack. [3]

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  1. Bishop Thomas Stewart Catholic Church in Korea
  2. Bishop Thomas Stewart Catholic Hierarchy[ self-published source ]
  3. Retired Bishop Thomas Stewart Missioner to Korea dies in Ireland