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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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Catholic Social Welfare

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  • Home for mentally-challenged:
    1
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Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

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  • Archdiocesan Council of Priests: Father Jebamalai L.
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  • Family Apostolate: Father Jebamalai L.
  • Health: Sister Nirmala Thomas
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  • Liturgy: Father Kamji Dund
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  • Women
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Other Church Organizations and Associations

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