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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 Kurnool

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Destitute Homes:
    2
  • Dispensaries:
    12
  • HIV/AIDS Care & Support Centres (Residential):
    2
  • Home based Community Care & Support Centres:
    4
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Leprosarium:
    1
  • Mentally Retarded Homes:
    1
  • Nurseries:
    11
  • Orphanages/Boarding Homes:
    59 (Total Beneficiaries: 900)
  • Physically Handicapped Homes:
    2
  • Social Service Centres:
    9

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Bible
  • Commission for Liturgy and Catechetics
  • Commission for Youth
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue
  • Education Commission
  • Family Commission
  • Laity Commission

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association
  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • The diocese does not have a website
  • The diocese publishes a monthly Magazine called Kurnool Vani in English

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Secondary School:
    39
  • Secondary School - Students:
    10,476
  • Colleges:
    4
  • Colleges - Students:
    3,996
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    38
  • Pre-Primary Schools - Students:
    10,476
  • Primary School:
    39
  • Primary School - Students:
    26,736

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