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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 Krishnagar

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Catechetical centre:
    1
  • Cultural Centre:
    1 (teaching dance, singing, yoga)
  • Dispensaries:
    9
  • Home for the handicapped:
    1
  • Homes for the Elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    4
  • Hostels for school students:
    14
  • Pastoral Centre:
    1
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    1
  • Youth centre:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical:
    Father Kishore Lakra
    Address: St. Joseph the Worker, Monigram P.O
    Murshidabad dist, West Bengal, 742237, India
    Phone: (+34) 83-268108
  • Catechetical:
    Father Luciano Colussi Sdb
    Address: Bishop's house, Krishnagar
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-252554
  • Family:
    Father John Babu cssr,
    Address: St. Thomas, Barasat, Bhaduri P.O
    Murshidabad DT, West Bengal, 741121, India
    Phone: (+34) 73-270913
  • Liturgy:
    Father Angshu Gayn
    Address: Bishop's house, Krishnagar
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-252554
  • Small Christian Communities:
    Father Arul Rozario
    Address: Jisu bhawan, Nimaichandpur
    Plassey, Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741156, India
    Phone: (+34) 74-263085
  • Social Communications:
    Father John Biswas
    Address: Catechetical centre, Krishnagar
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-272400
  • Social Welfare:
    Father Robin Mondol
    Address: Catechetical centre, Krishnagar
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-272400
  • Vocation:
    Father Santosh Mondol
    Address: Vianney Home Seminary
    Don Bosco Road, Krishnagar
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-272721
  • Youth:
    Father Sukumar Monto
    Address: Youth Centre, Maliapota P.O
    Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741103, India
    Phone: (+34) 71-241009

Social Communications

  • It does have a public relations office and a communication centre:
    In charge: Father John Biswas
    Address: Catechetical centre, Krishnagar, Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
    Phone: (+34) 72-272400 The diocese does not have a TV station, radio station, TV or radio studios, website, newspaper.
  • It has a Cultural Centre, which teaches dance, singing and yoga:
    Address: Colussi Kala Kendra, Krishnagar, Nadia Dist, West Bengal, 741101, India
  • The diocese has a social communication commission
  • The diocese has the Bengali edition of the Sunday liturgy leaflet:
    monthly diocesan newsletter: Amatherquota; Bengali Monthly: Milon Bithee; Bengali quarterly magazine: Sonjibon; youth quarterly: Yuva Prabhaho; and a news letter for SCC animation.

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools (grade 5 - 10):
    7
  • Higher-secondary schools (grade 11 &12):
    5
  • Primary Schools (grade 1 - 4):
    22
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    28

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