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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

  • College Students:
    2001
  • Colleges:
    5
  • High School Students:
    12130
  • High Schools:
    9
  • Lower Primary School Students:
    4760
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    16
  • Nursing School & college:
    1
  • Senior Secondary School Students:
    2036
  • Senior Secondary Schools:
    4
  • Technical Institutions:
    6
  • Technical Institutions- Students:
    175
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    1

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Orphanages:
    5

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    In-Charge: Father Vijay Isaac
  • Bible & Catechetical Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joy Puthenveetil
  • Corporate Educational Agency:
    Corporate Manager: Father Xavier Kudiamssery
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Fernandus Kakkaseryil
  • Liturgical Commissions:
    In-Charge: Father Joslad Koilparampil
  • Media Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Vijay Isaac
  • Ministry of Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Berleigh Veliyakam
  • Social Work:
    In-Charge: Father Siju P. Job
  • Vocations:
    In-Charge: Father Sebastian Sasthamparampil
  • Youth Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Edward Puthenpurackal

Social Communications

  • Altar Boys Association:
    Director: Father Sebastian Sasthamparampil
  • Catholic Nurses Guild:
    Director: Father Solomon Charanghat
  • Catholic Teachers Guild:
    Director: Father Xavier Kudiamssery
  • Charismatic Renewal:
    Director: Father Joseph Jenesuis Saiza
  • Fishermen:
    Director: Msgr. Paul Arakal
  • Holy Childhood Association:
    Director: Father Sunny Arakkal
  • Jail Ministry:
    Director: Father Reynold Vattathil
  • Jesus Youth:
    Director: Father Joseph Jenesuis Saiza
  • Kerala Catholic Students League :
    Director: Father Vijay Issac
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Paul J. Arakal
  • Kerala Latin Catholic Association:
    Director: Father Berleigh Veliyakam
  • Legion of Mary:
    Director: Father Berleigh Veliyakam
  • Little Way Association:
    Director: Father Sebastain Aroujo
  • Madya Vargana Samithi:
    Director: Father Edward Puthenpurakal
  • Printing press:
    1
  • St. Vincent De Paul:
    Director: Father Ignatius Chullikal

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