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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 Dibrugarh

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    11
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Hostels for youth:
    61
  • Vocational Centres:
    10

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible :
    In-Charge: Father Robert Kachua
  • Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Father Cyprian Lakra
  • Diocesan Fraternity:
    In-Charge:Father William Minj
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    In-Charge:Father Joy Pallikunnel
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Emil Baa
  • Health:
    In-Charge:Sr. Lins FCC
  • Justice, Peace & Development:
    In-Charge:Father Nicholas Kerketta
  • Laity & Family:
    In-Charge: Father Jacob Edassery
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge:Father Andreas Indwar
  • Proclamation:
    In-Charge:Father Leander Kerketta
  • Small Christian Communities:
    In-Charge:Father Paulus Kullu
  • Social Communications:
    In-Charge:Father William Horo
  • Social Service:
    In-Charge:Father Philip Purty
  • Women Organizations:
    In-Charge:Sr. Emelda Kerketta MSMHC
  • Youth & Vocation:
    In-Charge:Father Ruben Dungdung

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association
  • Catholic Nurses Guild
  • Catholic Teachers' Association
  • Pontifical Mission Aid Societies
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • Diocesan website:
    www.dibrugarhdiocese.org
  • Diocese publishes a quarterly newsletter called "Dibrugarh Diary" in English
  • Father William Horo is in charge of the Social Communication Commission:
    Bishop's House
    P.B. No. 50
    Dibrugarh - 786 001
    Assam, India

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Degree Colleges:
    2
  • Pre-primary schools:
    61
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    1
  • Primary Schools:
    46
  • Secondary Schools:
    38

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