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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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Diocese of Balasore

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools:
    19
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    3
  • Middle Schools:
    21
  • Primary Schools:
    26

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Communication centers:
    1
  • Cultural centers:
    1
  • Dance and music schools:
    1
  • Health centers:
    21
  • Home for the aged:
    2
  • Homes for physically disabled:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Hostels:
    39
  • Schools for mentally disabled:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father J. Antony
  • Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Father Jacob Kallupurackal
  • Communications:
    In-Charge: Father Tom Mannukunnel
  • Community Health:
    In-Charge: Mrs. Pushpa Minz
  • Developmental Work:
    In-Charge: Father Jojo Chakalamattam
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Francis Puthenthayil, CM
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Aresseril
  • Family/Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Saji Karathankal
  • Holy Childhood:
    In-Charge: Father Varghese Panegadan
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Biju Azakulathil
  • Public Relation Office:
    In-Charge: Father Tom Mannukunnel
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe:
    In-Charge: Father Cyprian Lakara
  • Seminarians:
    In-Charge: Father Laurance Thalikulam
  • Seminarians:
    Father Laurence
  • Small Christian Community:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Aresseril
  • Vocation:
    In-Charge: Frs. Sangaram Murmu, Kuriakose Mambrakatt
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Kuriakose Mambrakatt

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys
  • Holy Childhood
  • Jesus Youth
  • Legion of Mary
  • Marian Youth
  • St. Vincent De Paul

Social Communications

  • Balasore Deepti:
    The diocese publishes an english newsletter, Balasore Deepti.
  • Social Communication Commission:
    In-Charge: Father Tom Mannukunnel

    Director: Father Tom Mannukunnel
    Address: Utkal Vani Cultural Centre
    Kalidaspur, Haripur - P.O.
    Balasore -03, India
    Phone: +91 6782266725
    Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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