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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Diocese of Karwar

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Activities and Organizations

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible, Catechetics & Liturgy:
    Secretary: Father Felix Lobo (Shirwad)
  • Clergy-Religious:
    Secretary: Father Nirmal Kumar Miranda (Shirwad)
  • Dialogue:
    Secretary: Father Salvador Gonsalves (Kumta)
  • Education:
    Secretary: Father Francis Fernandes (Kone, Karwar)
  • Family:
    Secretary: Father Alex Fernandes, (Apostles of the Holy Family, Makheri)
  • Health:
    Secretary: Father Anthony Lopez (Karikal)
  • Justice, Peace & Development:
    Secretary: Lawrence Fernandes (KDDC Karwar)
  • Labour:
    Secretary: Father Faustine Furtado (Siddapur)
  • Laity:
    Secretary: Father Paschal Rodrigues (Binaga)
  • Proclamation & Evangelization:
    Secretary: Father Lorens D Silva (Karwar)
  • Women:
    Secretary: Mrs. Margaret Furtado
    Address: Furtado Villa, Nellikeri, Kumta-581 343, India
    Phone: +91 8386-223411, 9341838868
  • Youth:
    Secretary: Father Natividade Rodrigues (Yedoga)

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association of the Diocese of Karwar (CADK):
    Ecclesiastical Advisor: Father Britto D'Silva (Manaki)
  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement:
    Karwar Diocesan Service Team
    Spiritual Director: Father Paul Sequeira (Sirsi)
  • Catholic Nurses Guild:
    Spiritual Director: Father Anthony Lopez (Karikal)
  • Catholic Women League (CWL):
    Co-ordinator: Sr. Maria Fernandes (Chandavar)
  • Fatima Apostolate & Divine Mercy Devotion:
    Diocesan Director: Father Britto D'Silva (Manaki)
  • Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM):
    Diocesan Director: Father Natividade Rodrigues (Yedoga)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul (S.V.P.):
    Spiritual Director: Father Sebastian Pinto (Murdeshwar)

Social Communications

  • Khrista Prabha Social Communication Centre:
    Address: KDDC Centre (Bishop's House), Karwar - 581 302, India
    Director: Father Lorens D'Silva
    Phone: +91 8382-229793
  • Press:
    Address: Nirmala Vikas Printers (CDK), Kumta - 581 343, India
    Director: Father Philip Roque De Souza
    Phone: +91 8386-223050 Residence: +91 8386-221532
  • Publications:
    Children Konkani Monthly
  • Publications:
    Diocesan Konkani Monthly
  • Publications:
    Chinnara Dhwani
    Children Kannada Monthly
  • Publications:
    Bhavarthacho Sombhrom

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Nursing school:
  • High School:
  • Higher Primary School:
  • Industrial Training Institutes:
  • Junior Colleges:
  • Karwar Diocese Education Society (Regd):
    Address: Puneeth Sadan, Shirwad, Karwar - 581 306, India
    Secretary: Father Francis Fernandes
    Phone: +91 8382-282364 (O), 220718 (R)
  • Open schools:
  • Special Schools:
  • Teachers Training Institute:
  • Vocational Training Institutes:

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