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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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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    4
  • Orphanages:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Diocesan Priests Fraternity:
    In-Charge: Father Simeon Sungoh and Father Lawrence Paswet
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Gedwin KWarbah SDB
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Fidelis Laloo & Sr. Angelina Thyrniang FMA
  • Evangelization, Catechetics, Bible and Liturgy :
    In-Charge: Father Simeon Sungoh and Sr. Martina L. Thabah
  • Family Counseling:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Vengathanam CFM
  • Healthcare:
    In-Charge: Father Sherman Kongshei
  • Laity and Family:
    In-Charge: Father Sylvester Nongsiej
  • Lay Women Association:
    In-Charge: Perina Dkhar
  • Laymen Association:
    In-Charge: Gilbert Sten
  • Media apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father F. Stephen
  • Social Service (JHDS):
    In-Charge: Father Dominic Kympat
  • Vocation and Seminary:
    In-Charge: Father Ferdinand Dkhar
  • Youth Association (JCYM):
    In-Charge: Kalbinus Dkhar
  • Youth Commission:
    In-Charge: Father Kenny Pakma SDB

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys Association
  • Salesian Cooperators
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Tome Wyrta Blai

Social Communications

  • Father F. Stephen is in charge of the Communication Commission:
    Address: Bishop's House
    Jowai, Lumbihsyntu-Mihmyntdu
    Jaintia Hills District
    Meghalaya 793150
    India
  • The diocese publishes a monthly magazine:
    Wyrta

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-Secondary Schools:
    4
  • Technical School:
    1
  • Primary Schools:
    400
  • Secondary Schools:
    10

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