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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

More about the lives of Cardinal Sim and Cardinal Cheong
and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Kindergarten:
    32
  • Kindergartens-Students:
    10,779
  • Others:
    45
  • Others:
    18,172
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    2
  • Post-secondary Schools-Students:
    1,565
  • Primary Schools:
    109
  • Primary Schools-Students:
    67,741
  • Secondary Schools:
    85
  • Secondary Schools-Students:
    75,447

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Camp service:
    4
  • Centres for the Elderly:
    14
  • Centres for the Youth:
    12
  • Clinics and Hospital Out-patients Departments:
    12
  • Home Care Service:
    11
  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Hostels and Lodges:
    20
  • Main Caritas Social Centres:
    12
  • Nursery and Child Care Centres:
    14
  • Rehabilitation Service Centres:
    19
  • Residential Homes for Girls:
    6
  • Residential Homes for the Aged::
    13

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Committee for the Ongoing Formation of the Clergy
  • Deaneries in Hong Kong include
  • Diocesan Board of Catholic Cemeteries
  • Diocesan Building and Development Commission
  • Diocesan Catechetical Commission
  • Diocesan Commission for Hospital Pastoral Care
  • Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue
  • Diocesan Commission for Laity Formation
  • Diocesan Commission for Pastoral Services to Filipino Migrants
  • Diocesan Commission for Pastoral Services to the Disabled
  • Diocesan Commission for the Permanent Diaconate
  • Diocesan Ecumenical Commission
  • Diocesan Liturgy Commission
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Filipinos
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Vocations Promotion Centre
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Youth Commission Office
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Holy Spirit Study Centre
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Schools Service Centre
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Hong Kong Catholic Social Communications Office
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Catholic Centre – bookstore and publisher Catholic Truth Society
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Audio–Visual Centre
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Catechetical Centre
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Office for Laity Formation
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Pastoral Centre for the Disabled
  • Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family
  • Diocesan Sacred Music Commission
  • Diocesan Vocations Commission
  • Diocesan Youth Commission
  • Hong Kong Catholic Board of Education
  • Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs
  • Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese
  • Provisional Diocesan Finance Committee
  • The Hong Kong Catholic Board of Communications

Social Communications

  • Diocese Weeklies:
    Kung Kao Po in Chinese and Sunday Examiner in English. There also are nine Catholic publishers in the diocese publishing Catholic books and magazines.
    The Diocesan Audio-Visual Centre produces audio-visual religious and educational programs that are broadcast online and in the local TV channels.

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