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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

  • High Schools :
    14

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    10
  • Homes for the sick:
    2
  • Hostels:
    30
  • Leprosariums:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    3
  • Rehabilitation Centers:
    1
  • Training Centers:
    2

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible:
    In-Charge: Father Maxim Rodrigues, SVD
  • Catechetics, Liturgy & Eccumenism:
    In-Charge: Father Joachim Kullu, SVD
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Simon Fernandes, CSC
  • Evangelization:
    In-Charge: Father Edmund Barretto
  • Family:
    In-Charge: Father Mathew Ullatil, CSC
  • Finance:
    In-Charge: Father George Jacob, CSC
  • Formation:
    In-Charge: Father Jomon James, SVD
  • Health:
    In-Charge: Sr. Shalini, MSMHC
  • JUST (Diocesan Social Service Society):
    In-Charge: Father Robert Mathias, CSC
  • Justice and Peace:
    In-Charge: Father Robert Mathias, CSC
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Thomas Pereira, CSC
  • Small Christian Communities:
    In-Charge: Father Lancy D'Souza, CSC
  • Social Communications:
    In-Charge: Anand Parmar, SVD
  • Women:
    In-Charge: Sr. Susheela, SSpS
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father George Rodrigues, SDB

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All India Catholic Union
  • Tripura Catholic Youth Movement

Social Communications

  • Father Anand Parmar is in charge of the communications center:
    Address: c/o Jeevajyothi Diocesan Centre
    Airport Road, Durjoynagar PO
    Agartala - 799 009
    Tripura, India

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