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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 Jashpur

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Social Communications

  • Jyoti and Mukti Communication Centre:
    Father Angelus Minj
    Address: c/o Bishop's House, Kunkuri, 496225, Jashpur Dt., Chhattisgarh (C.G), India
    Phone: (91) 7764- 204002
  • Monthly newsletter:
    Raigarh Jugnu, in Hindi, is edited by Father Emmanuel Kerketta, the vicar general

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary Schools (high and higher-secondary):
    20
  • Basic Training Institute (BTI; Diploma in Teachers' Training) for girls, run by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross at Pathalgaon, Raigarh District:
    1
  • Co-education colleges, run by the Jesuits at Kunkuri:
    1
  • Pre-primary Schools:
    38
  • Primary Schools:
    87
  • Secondary (Middle) Schools :
    44

Catholic Social Welfare

  • College students' hostels:
    1
  • Diocesan Jaga Jyoti Pastoral Centre at Ginabahar conducts various pastoral programs:
    Director: Father Gregory Tigga
  • Dispensaries:
    36
  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Nursing institute (run by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross):
    1
  • School children's hostels:
    26
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    3
  • Women's training centers (run by the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross) :
    3

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catholic Sabha (Assembly of Catholics)
  • Christian Living Community (C.L.C.)
  • College of Consulters
  • Cruz Veer (Children's association)
  • Education
  • In-charge of Seminarians
  • Justice and Peace (Social Welfare)
  • Mahila Sangh (Association of Women)
  • Marriage Tribunal
  • Priests' Senate
  • Women's Welfare
  • Word and Worship (Catechetics, Bible and Liturgy)

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