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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 Irinjalakuda

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    5
  • Engineering College:
    1
  • High Schools:
    5
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    3
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    17
  • Nursing College:
    1
  • Parallel Colleges (Quasi-Colleges):
    7
  • Teacher:
    2
  • Technical institutes:
    10
  • Unaided schools:
    4
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    6

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Creches:
    3
  • Dispensaries:
    2
  • Home for aged:
    13
  • Home for the Handicapped:
    5
  • Hospitals:
    10
  • Hostels:
    11
  • Orphanages:
    20
  • Social service centers:
    38

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Altar Boys Associations:
    Father Clement Chirayath
  • Apex Voluntary Agency for Rural Development:
    Father Liju Paul Parambath
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Father Jolly Vadakkan
  • Catholic Labor Association:
    Father Johnson Manadan
  • Catholic Mothers Union:
    Father Jos Maliekal
  • Catholic Movement:
    Father Joby Pozheliparambil
  • Catholic Teachers Guild:
    Father Joy Paliekara
  • Catholic Youth Movement:
    Father Wilson Eluvathingal Koonan
  • Charismatic Renewal Movement:
    Father John Kavalakkatt (Jr)
  • Cherupushpa Mission League:
    Father Plojan Kannampuzha
  • Christian Life Communities:
    Father Andrews Chethalan
  • Communication Media:
    Father Anto Chungath
  • Family Apostolete:
    Father: Jose Malieckal
  • Franciscan Association:
    Father Thomas Puthoor
  • Holy Childhood:
    Father Jose Pullooparambil
  • Hospital Association:
    Father Joy Kadambatt
  • Jail Ministry:
    Father Joy Tharackel
  • Jesus Youth:
    Father Anto Chungath
  • Justice Forum:
    Father Sebastian Kanjilassery
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Father Nixon Chackolia
  • Legion of Mary:
    Father Sebastian Panjikaren
  • Liturgical Commission:
    Father Pauly Kannookadan
  • Prohibition Movement:
    Father Varghese Konthuruthy
  • Propagation of Faith:
    Father Joby Pozheliparambil
  • Social Action Forum:
    Father Jos Palatty
  • St.Vincent De Paul Society:
    Father .Denson Nareparambil
  • Vocation Promoter:
    Father Clement Chirayath
  • Women:
    Father Jos Maliekal

Social Communications

  • Darshan Communications, Irinjalakuda Audio studio
  • Printing presses:
    8
  • Publications:
    Irinjalakuda diocesan Bulletin Kerala Sabha

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