PAUL CARDINAL SHAN KUO-HSI, SJ
Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung
125 Sze-Wei Road
Kaoshiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel.: (07) 334-2142, 331-0169
Fax: (07) 333-4583
Birth: December 2, 1923
Birthplace: Puyang, Hopeh, China
Entrance in the Society of Jesus: September 11, 1946 in Beijing, China.
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 18, 1955 in Baguio, Philippines
Episcopal Ordination: February 14, 1980 in Hualien, Taiwan
Proclaimed Cardinal: February 21, 1998, of the Title of St. Chyrsogonus
|ˇ´ He studied philosophy in the Regional Seminary of St. Joseph in Chiughsien (1944-46) and in the Jesuitsˇ¦ philosophical institute in Manila (1941-51).
ˇ´ He completed his theological studies at Bellarmine College in Baguio in the Philippines (1952-56).
ˇ´ He undertook studies for a doctorate in spiritual theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1959-61).
ˇ´ Appointed Director of the Chinese Section of Sacred Heart School in Cebu City in the Philippines and worked there from 1957-59.
ˇ´ Elected President of the Catholic Schoolsˇ¦ Association in Taiwan, 1972-1976.
ˇ´ Appointed Episcopal Vicar of Taipei, 1976.
ˇ´ Elected President of the Episcopal Commission for Evangelization of the Chinese Regional Bishopsˇ¦ Conference, 1981.
ˇ´ Appointed member of the FABC Office for Social Communications, 1981.
ˇ´ Elected episcopal organizer of the celebrations for the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of Father Matteo Ricci in China, 1983.
ˇ´ Elected President of the FABC Office for Interreligious Dialogue (1983-1985).
ˇ´ Elected President of the FABC Office of Social Communications (1985-91).
ˇ´ Elected President of the Chinese Regional Bishopsˇ¦ Conference in 7 April 1987, and in the same year he was named a member of the Central Committee of the FABC in 1987.
ˇ´ Appointed President of the National Council of Churches in Taiwan in 25 January 1991.
ˇ´ He was transferred to the Diocese of Kaohsiung and was installed there on 17 June 1991.
ˇ´ Appointed member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in 1991.
ˇ´ Member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in 1992
ˇ´ Member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in 1993.
ˇ´ Appointed a member of the Pre-Synodal Meeting in preparation of the Special Assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops (1996-98).
ˇ´ Served as President of the Chinese Regional Bishopsˇ¦ Conference for five terms (1987-2005)
ˇ´ Bishop emeritus of Kaohsiung, 5 January 2006.