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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

  • Cultural & Artistic Centre:
    1
  • Dispensaris:
    4
  • Homes for the Aged, the chronically ill and the home for the handicapped:
    11
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Leprosaria:
    2
  • Marriage Counseling Centre:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    8

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Community:
    In-Charge: Father Shaju Antony
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Promoters: Father George Painadath & Father Joseph Kottiath
  • Catechetical Apostolate:
    Director: Father Roy Joseph Nedumthanath
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Thomson Kottiath
  • KCBC Vanitha Commission:
    Director: Father Clement Langen
  • Liturgical Animations, KRLCA & KRLCC:
    In-Charge: Father Martin Rayappan
  • Renewal Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Ansil Peter & Father Saji John
  • Social Work (KAIROS):
    Director: Father Benny Manappatt
  • Vocations:
    Promoter: Father Johnson Simethy
  • Youth Apostolate:
    Director: Father Thomson Kottiath

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys Association:
    Director: Father Mathew Sebastian
  • Anti Liquor Movement:
    Director: Father Joseph Kottiath
  • Christian Life Community:
    Directors: Father Jino George & Father Mathew Sebastian
  • Holy Childhood:
    Director: Father Raju Christudasan
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Director: Father Shiron Antony
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Directors: Father Christie M. & Father Johnson Simethy
  • Labour Movement & Pithruvedi:
    Director: Father Benny Manappatt
  • Legion of Mary:
    Director: Father Shaju Antony
  • Little Way Association:
    Director: Father Godwin Gonsalves
  • Mathruvedi:
    Director: Father Mathew Kuzhimalayil
  • Nurses Guild:
    Director: Father Clement Langen
  • Pontifical Aid Society:
    Director: Father Peter Parecattil
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society:
    Director: Father Gracian Lobo

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Director: Father Antony Kurisingal
    Address: Bishop's House, Chovva,
    Address: P.O, Kannur -670 006, Kerala, India
    Phone: +91 497 2729977. Mobile: 94473 80526
    Fax: +91497 2729955
    Email: [email protected]
  • Publication Monthly:
    Rupatha Bullettin

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Nurseries:
    47
  • High Schools:
    16
  • Technical Training Schools:
    2
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    43
  • Special School:
    1
  • Training School:
    1
  • Arts & Science College:
    1
  • School of Nursing:
    1
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    25

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