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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Diocese of Idukki

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • CBSE School - Students:
    8857
  • CBSE Schools:
    18
  • College - Students:
    720
  • Colleges:
    1
  • High School - Students:
    5572
  • High Schools:
    11
  • Higher Secondary School - Students:
    10027
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Lower Primary School - Students:
    4894
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    26
  • Nurseries:
    39
  • Nurseries - Students:
    2041
  • Nursing School - Students:
    240
  • Nursing Schools:
    2
  • Schools run by Idukki diocese:
    120
  • Schools run by Religious:
    22
  • Technical Training College:
    3
  • Technical Training College - Students:
    150
  • Unrecognized school - Students:
    2237
  • Unrecognized schools:
    13
  • Upper Primary School - Students:
    7127
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    21

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Counseling Centres:
    1
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitutes:
    4
  • Hospitals & Dispensaries:
    19
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    10
  • Orphanages:
    17

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Apostolate of Counseling:
    Director: Sr. Janceena CMC
  • Atmajyothi Pastoral Institute:
    Director: George Pallikunnel
  • Catechism & Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father John Nellikunnel
  • Corporate Educational Agency:
    Director: Father Jose Karivelickal
  • Ecumenism:
    Director: Father John Nellikunnel
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joseph Kollakompil
  • Liturgy Director:
    Father Pauly Maniyatt
  • Pontifical Mission Aid Societies:
    Director: Father Kurian Kurias
  • Social Development:
    Director: Father Sebastian Kochupurackal
  • Vocation:
    Director: Father Kurian Kurias

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All Kerala Catholic Congress:
    Director: Father Joseph Koickakudy
  • Apostleship of Prayer:
    Director: Father Johnson Cherukunnel
  • Catholic Student:
    Director: Father Zacharias Puthiyaparambil
  • Catholic Teachers Guild:
    Director: Father Jose Karivelickal
  • Cherupushpa Mission League:
    Director: Father Kurian Kurias
  • Dalith Catholic Mahajana Sabha:
    Director: Father Kurian Podiparackal
  • Holy Childhood:
    Director: Father Josy Puthuparampil
  • INFAM:
    Director: Father Sebastian Kochupurackal
  • Jail Ministry and Jesus Fraternity Director:
    Father Joseph Kollakombil
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Joseph Mavelikunnel
  • Madhya Virudha Samithi:
    Director: Father Joseph Pappady
  • Mariyan Sodality:
    Director: Father Kurian Kurias
  • Mothers Union:
    Director: Father Joseph Kollakombil
  • Society of Vincent De Paul:
    Director: Msgr. Mathew Thottiyil

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Public Relations Officer: Father Jose Karivelickal
    Address: Bishop's House, Karimpan, Manippara. P.O, Idukki- 685602, Kerala, India
    Phone: +91 4862 - 230151
    Fax: +91 4862 230151
  • Printing press:
    1
  • Publication:
    Sahyanadam, Monthly

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