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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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Archdiocese of Agra

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Crèche:
    1
  • Diocesan Social Service Ceners:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    10
  • Homes for prisoners:
    1
  • Homes for street children:
    1
  • Homes for the physically & mentally disabled:
    3
  • Hospitals:
    4
  • Hostels for boys:
    3
  • Hostels for girls:
    3
  • Orphanages:
    4
  • Pastoral Centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechetics & Bible:
    In-Charge: Father Phillip Correia
    Address: St. Mary's Church, 8,
    Ajmer Road, Pratapura,
    Agra, 282001, India
    Phone: +91 561- 2363505
  • Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Akkara
    Address: St. Fidelis Church, Ramghat Road,
    Aligarh, 202001, India
    Phone: +91 571- 2740468
  • Ecumenism:
    In-Charge: Father Joe Thaikattil
    Address: Sacred Heart Church, Basantar Marg,
    Mathura Cantt, 281002, India
    Phone: +91 565- 2505380
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father George Paul
    Address: St. Fidelis Church,
    Ramghat Road,
    Aligarh, 202001, India
    Phone: +91 571- 2740468
  • Family:
    In-Charge: Father John D'Cunha,
    Address: St. Mary's Church, A-71-A,
    Sector- 34, Noida,
    Gautambudh Nagar Dt, 201303, India
    Phone: +91 120-2507412
  • Laity & BCC:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Maliekal
    Address: c/o Cathedral House, Wazirpura Road, Agra,
    Uttar Pradesh - 282003, India
    Phone: +91 562-2851318
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Elias Correia,
    Address: c/o Cathedral House, Wazirpura Road, Agra,
    Uttar Pradesh - 282003, India
    Phone: +91 562-2851318
  • Pontifical Mission Societies (PMO):
    In-Charge: Father Shaji Joseph,
    Address: c/o St. Mary's Church,
    A-71-A, Sector- 34, Noida,
    Gautambudh Nagar Dt, 201303, India
    Phone: +91 120-2507412
  • Social Work:
    In-Charge: Father Vinoy PIME,
    Address: Agra Catholic Diocese Samaj Seva Sanstha,
    c/o Cathedral House, Wazirpura Road, Agra,
    Uttar Pradesh - 282003, India
    Phone: +91 562-2851318
  • Women:
    Miss Pancy Thomas
    Address: c/o St. Mary's Church, 8,
    Ajmer Road, Pratapura,
    Agra, 282001, India
    Phone: +91 561- 2363505.
  • Women:
    In-Charge: Father Johnson Chiriyankandath
    Address: St. Francis Xavier Church,
    Agra Road, Etah, 207001, India
    Phone: +91 5742- 233790
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Sunny Kottoor
    Address: Nishkalanga Matha Church,
    Jaith, Mathura Dt, 281402, India
    Phone: +91 565-2825219

Social Communications

  • Diocesan monthly news letter:
    Agradiance
  • It does not have TV or radio stations, or studios The archdiocese does not run any cultural centre
  • The archdiocese has a communications commission & public relations center. It also runs a printing press.:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Akkara
    Director: Father Gregory Tharayil
    Address: c/o Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre,
    Cathedral House, Wazirpura Road
    Agra, Uttar Pradesh - 282003, India
    Phone: +91 562-2527313
  • The diocesan website:
    www.agraarchdiocese.com

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary & Nursery Schools (Grade: 0-5):
    12
  • High/Secondary Schools (Grade: 9 -10):
    14
  • Junior colleges/Senior Secondary Schools (Grade: 11 -12):
    15
  • Junior High Schools (Grade 6-8):
    6

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