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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 Social Welfare

  • Centers for people affected by leprosy:
    17
  • Dispensaries:
    82
  • Family apostolate centers:
    7
  • Homes for orphans:
    41
  • Homes for the aged, disabled:
    27
  • Hostels:
    68
  • Socio-economic centers:
    91

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Administrative Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Property
  • Deanery Committee
  • Director of Ecumenism and Dialogue: Diocesan Father Sunil Rozario:
  • Director of Seva Kendra, Kolkata: Diocesan Father Reginald Fernandes:
  • Director of Youth Committee: Diocesan Father Gregory Monteiro
  • Director Social Communications: Father Robin Gomes, SDB
  • Education Committee
  • Notary: Diocesan Father Victor David
  • Pastoral Council
  • Presbyteral Council
  • Social Committee
  • Tribunal

Social Communications

  • Chitra Bani social communications center:
    Director: Father P.J. Joseph, SJ
    Email:[email protected]
  • Newspaper (weekly): The Herald:
    Editor: B.L. Mathai
    Phone: +91 33-2248 1457
    Email: [email protected]
  • Nitika, Don Bosco center for catechesis, animation, social service
  • Production studio for Bengali programs of Radio Veritas Asia

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Kindergartens:
    54
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    32
  • Primary Schools:
    65
  • Secondary Schools:
    63

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