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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 Gorakhpur

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Catholic Diocese of Gorakhpur Education Society:
    St. Joseph's Campus, Civil Lines, University P.O., Gorakhpur - 273 009, U.P., India
    Phone: (91) 551-2201821
    Mobile: 9415038118
    Email: [email protected]
  • Degree College for women:
    1
  • Degree College for women - Students:
    147
  • High School - Students:
    15309
  • High Schools:
    15
  • Inter College - Students:
    11225
  • Inter Colleges:
    8
  • Junior High School - Students:
    696
  • Junior High Schools:
    2
  • Primary School - Students:
    4586
  • Primary Schools:
    8
  • Vocational Training School - Students:
    110
  • Vocational Training Schools:
    5

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boarding for Boys:
    5
  • Boarding for Girls:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    7
  • Home for the Poor and Dying Destitutes:
    1
  • Leprosy Control and Eradication Center:
    1
  • Maternity Hospitals:
    4
  • Purvanchal Gramin Seva Samiti (PGSS):
    An organization for social service activities in the diocese of Gorakhpur
  • Referral Hospital:
    1
  • Rehabilitation Center for Differently Abled Children:
    1
  • Vocational Training Centers for Girls:
    5
  • Youth Centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible:
    Director: Father Roger Kanjirathumkunnel
  • Communication:
    Director: Father Rajesh Puthussery
  • Coordinator of English Medium Schools:
    Director: Father John Kadaliyil, CST
  • Coordinator of Hindi Medium Schools:
    Director: Father Dominic Panchickalkarottu
  • Coordinator of Major Seminarians:
    Director: Father Sebastian Thundathil
  • Dialogue and Ecumenism:
    Director: Father Theophane Kilianthara, CST
  • Education and Health:
    Director: Father Jose Manjiyil, CST
  • Evangelization, Catechetics and Family:
    Director: Father Cherian Puthussery, CST
  • Liturgy and Laity:
    Director: Father Sebastian Thundathil, CST
  • Media:
    Director: Father Jaison Kunnappally
  • Pontifical Mission Societies:
    Director: Father Jacob Poikathanickal
  • Social Work:
    Director: Father Gibi N. Jose
  • Vocation:
    Director: Father Thomas Kanjiravelil
  • Women:
    Director: Sister Rita Denis, LST
  • Youth:
    Director: Father Benny Manjaly

Social Communications

  • 'Maitri Sandesh' (annual, published by the major seminarians of the diocese)
  • 'Pragati Chinnh' (Hindi quarterly published by PGSS),
  • 'Purvanchal Prabha' (English quarterly published by PGSS)
  • Media and diocesan publication:
    3
  • Printing and training center:
    1

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