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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 Bijnor

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boarding Houses:
    4
  • Centers for differently abled:
    4
  • Health Centers:
    5

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catholic Information Centre:
    In-Charge: Father Mathew John Puthenparambil
  • Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Davis Varayilan, CMI
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Sabu Thomas, CMI
  • Elementary Schools:
    1
  • Evangelization, Bible & Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Father Paul C. Azhikkakam
  • Formation Co-ordinator:
    In-Charge: Father Vincent Nellaiparambil
  • Health:
    In-Charge: Father Biju Ponthempilly
  • High Schools:
    8
  • Junior High Schools:
    7
  • Justice & Peace:
    In-Charge: Father Sebastian, CV
  • Laity, Family Apostolate & PRO:
    In-Charge: Father Biju Vadakkel, CMI
  • Legal Cell:
    In-Charge: James Thekkekaithackal
  • Liturgy & Diocesan Bulletin:
    In-Charge: Father Jijo Palathinkal
  • Pontifical Mission Associations:
    In-Charge: Father Jomy Jose
  • Primary Schools:
    3
  • Senior Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Social Communication:
    In-Charge: Father Regi Mathew
  • Social Work:
    In-Charge: Father Philip Kuzhiparambil, CMI
  • Vocation Promotion:
    In-Charge: Father Pious Mughayappallil
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Gince Klakkiyil

Social Communications

  • Social Communication Commission:
    In-Charge: Father Regi Mathew
  • The diocese runs a Printing Press and publishes a newsletter, Bijnore Barri, in Hindi and English.

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