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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Catholic Social Welfare

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Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Evangelization:
    Father Aloysius Xavier
  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Father Victor Paulraj
  • Bible:
    Father I. Jacob
  • Cathechism:
    Father Aloysius Xavier
  • Catholic Association:
    Father Maria Pappu
  • Clergy :
    Father Amalraj
  • Communication:
    Father Aloysius Xavier
  • Diocesan Pastoral Centre:
    Father Aloysius Xavier
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Father Antony Samy
  • Education:
    Father M. Gurusamy
  • Family:
    Father Pushpanathan
  • Labor:
    Father John Paul Vincent
  • Laity:
    Father Maria Irudhaynathan
  • Legal Cell :
    Father John Joseph Stanis
  • Liturgy :
    Father Aloysius Xavier
  • Peace and Justice:
    Father Kennedy
  • Pious Associations:
    Father M. Maria Antony
  • Prayer Groups:
    Father George Dhanasekar
  • Prison Ministry:
    Father Louis
  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes:
    Father Kennedy
  • Vocation :
    Father Maria Mudiappan
  • Young Christian Students:
    Father Maria Soosai
  • Youth :
    Father A. Maria Joseph

Social Communications

  • Diocesan website:
  • Monthly Magazine:
    Kovai Thuthan (Tamil), Coimbatore News letter (English)
  • Press:
    Address: AARESI, St. Mary's Press, Karumathampatty, Coimbatore 638 659, India
    Phone: (91) 421-2334257
  • Social Communications Office (This office is situated in the Pastoral Centre):
    Father Aloysius Xavier

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