Cheong Jin-suk, Nicholas
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Mary Immaculate of Lourdes at Boccea
Native Country: Korea
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 24 March 2006
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul 
Papal Elector: Not Eligible to Vote Due to Age

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jinsuk was born on 7 December 1931 in Supyo Dong, South Korea. He was ordained a priest on 18 March 1961 and holds a degree in canon law. Cardinal Cheong Jinsuk served as parochial cooperator and as teacher and Vice-President of Song Shin High School. He was appointed Secretary to the Archbishop of Seoul and as Chancellor, and was very involved in many activities at the archdiocesan level. On 25 June 1970 he was appointed Bishop of Cheongju, and within the Korean Bishops' Conference he was a Member of the Executive Committee and President of the Committee for Canonical Affairs. From 1996-99 he was President of the Bishops' Conference. Ever since his ordination to the priesthood, Cardinal Cheong Jinsuk has always sought to increase the number of Korean Catholic faithful, who are a minority of the population. His aim is to reach 20 percent by 2020. On 3 April 1998 he was appointed Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of P'yngyang. He was elevated to Cardinal, 24 March 2006, and appointed Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea. On 10 May 2012, he retired as Archbishop of Seoul.