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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

  • Dispensaries:
    4
  • Elderly homes:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled, AIDS hospices, orphanages:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Orphanages for Boys:
    9
  • Orphanages for Girls:
    6
  • Rehabilitation Centres:
    3
  • Social Welfare Centres:
    7

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Anandashram (a place of prayer, meditation, retreats and recollections) :
    Address: Siddavattam-516 237
    Kadapa District, India
    Phone: +8589-272087

Social Communications

  • Monthly Newsletter

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges :
    3
  • Colleges-Students :
    3,321
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    57
  • Pre-Primary Schools-Students:
    19,500
  • Primary School :
    51
  • Primary School-Students:
    8,000
  • Secondary School :
    32
  • Secondary School-Students :
    12,000
  • Technical Schools:
    2
  • Technical Schools-Students:
    1,385

Major Diocesan Commissions and Councils

  • Catholic Religious of India (CRI) Kadapa unit:
    Fr Sandanaswamy, SJ (President) Phone: 08568-226403
  • Commission for Catechetics:
    Fr P Anthony
    (Director)Phone: +8562-221117
  • Commission for Charismatic Renewal:
    Fr D Asirvadam
    (Director)Phone: +8564-235545
  • Commission for Laity:
    Fr Y Rathnaswamy
    (Director)Phone: +8562-241620
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    Fr G Andhrew Prabhakar (Director)Phone: +8562-248137
  • Commission for Propagation of Faith and Holy Childhood:
    Fr S Hrudayaraj (Director)
    Phone: +8562-253406
  • Commission for SC, ST & BC:
    Fr I Ananda Rao
    (Director)Phone: +8562-235156
  • Commission for Schools:
    Fr N Anthonyraj(Director)Phone: +8569-280164
  • Commission for Social Activities:
    Fr A Stanislaus (Director)
    Phone: +8562-241051
  • Commission for Youth Apostolate:
    Fr N Anthonyraj(Director)Phone: +8569-280164
  • Legion of Mary:
    Fr B Pratap Kumar
    (Director)Phone: +8564-257503
  • Pastoral Centre & Jyothirmai:
    Fr S Hrudayraj
    Phone: +8562-244271
  • Vincent De Paul Society:
    Fr K Joji Reddy
    (Director)Phone: +8563-274258
  • Vocation Promotor:
    Msgr. Prakash Sagili Phone: +8562-244025
  • Women's Development Centre:
    Sr. Tessy Paul, MSI (Director/Manager)Phone: 08562-241004

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