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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:
    12
  • Hospitals:
    2
  • Hostels for youth:
    37
  • Socio-economic centers:
    3
  • Youth Centres:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible and Catholic Literature:
    In-Charge: Father John Timung
  • Catechists:
    In-Charge: Father Augustus Barla
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Tom Mangattuthazhe
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Robinson Teron
  • Evangelization:
    In-Charge: Father Mathew Thomas
  • Health:
    In-Charge: Father Thankachan Joseph
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father John Timung
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Jobby Muppathiyil
  • Media:
    In-Charge: Father Dominic Teron
  • Peace and Justice:
    In-Charge: Father Vinod Chamakalayil
  • SC Communities:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Nedumpettil
  • Vocations:
    In-Charge: Father Tom Magattuthazhe
  • Women:
    In-Charge: Mrs. Lucia Teronpi
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Saji Kaduvapparayil

Social Communications

  • Fr. Dominic Teron is in charge of the Communication Commission
  • The diocese runs a centre called Catholic Literature centre

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post- Secondary Schools - Students:
    153
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    12
  • Pre-Primary Schools - Students:
    3,860
  • Secondary Schools:
    25
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    5,697
  • Post- Secondary Schools:
    2
  • Primary Schools:
    20
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    6,059

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