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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 Baruipur

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boys'town (Providing shelter for poor boys):
    Address: c/o Infant Jesus Church, Gangarampur P.O
    Dakshin Alipore, P.S. Bishnupur, South 24 Parganas, 743503, India
    Phone: (+33) -24706042
  • Creche:
    3
  • Dispensaries:
    8
  • Homes for the aged:
    3
  • Hospital :
    Address: Snehalata Guha Maternity hospital
    P.O. Basanti, South 24 Parganas, 743312, India
  • Hostels for schoolboys:
    6
  • Hostels for schoolgirls:
    6
  • Mother & Child health care centers:
    5
  • Pastoral Centre :
    Address: Dishari Pastoral Centre
    Kalikanon road, Baruipur, Kolkata, 700144, India
    Phone: (+33) -24332622
  • Socio-economic center (For the Catholic church in the state in collaboration with the government) :
    Address: Association of Bengal collaborators for development (ABCD)
    52 D, Radhanath Chawdhury Road, Kolkata-700015, India
    Phone: (+33) -23281001
  • Socio-economic center (For the diocese) :
    Address: Palli Unnyan Samiti, C/O. Bishop's house
    Baruipur P.O, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700144, India
    Phone: (+33) -24378319; 24379512
    Fax: 24378805
    Mobile: 09894519024
    Email: [email protected]
  • Technical training centers:
    4
  • Women's Welfare Centre:
    Address: Anandapalli, R.C.Thakurani
    South 24 Parganas, 700104, India
    Phone: (+33) -24673016

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible
  • Building Committee
  • Coordinator of Pontifical Mission Societies and Propagation of Faith
  • Diocesan Consultors
  • Director of Seminarians
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue
  • Education
  • Finance Committee
  • Holy Childhood
  • Laity and Family
  • Priests
  • Small Christian Communities (SCC) and Christian Life Communities (CLC)
  • Social Services
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Vocation Promotion
  • Youth

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • None

Social Communications

  • Monthly newsletter:
    Baruipur News

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High schools in the diocese (grade 5 -10) :
    6
  • Primary schools in the diocese (grade 1-4) :
    10
  • Higher secondary schools in the diocese (grade 11 -12):
    1

Social Communications

  • Communication commission, director or center :
    No
  • Cultural center :
    No
  • TV station, radio station, TV or radio studios:
    No

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