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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 Meerut

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • College:
    1
  • High Schools:
    41
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    26
  • Primary schools:
    91

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Ashram (Prayer Centre):
    1
  • Diocesan Social Service Centre:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    18
  • Homes for the aged:
    5
  • Homes for the physically handicapped:
    3
  • Hospitals:
    12
  • Hostels for school children:
    18
  • Nursery Centers:
    5
  • Social Work Societies:
    4
  • Vocational Training Centers:
    2

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechetics, Bible, Liturgy:
    Executive director: Father John Mendonca
  • Catholic Charismatic Movement:
    Executive director: Father Thomas Masih
  • Dialogue & Ecumenism:
    Executive director: Father Peter Praksah
  • Education:
    Executive director: Father Frederick Rosario
  • Enquiry & Communication:
    Executive director: Father John Mendonca
  • Evangelization:
    Executive director: Father John Chiman
  • Health:
    Executive director: Father Albert S
  • Holy Childhood:
    Executive director: Father John Chiman
  • Justice & Peace:
    Executive director: Father Jesu Amirtham
  • Laity & Family:
    Executive director: Father Faustin Pinto
  • Social Works:
    Executive director: Father Albert S
  • Women:
    Executive director: Ms. Olive Nazareth
  • Youth & Vocation:
    Executive director: Father Peter Antony

Social Communications

  • Bimonthly magazine in Hindi:
    Kripaongi Mata (Our Lady of Graces)
    Address: Kripaongi Mata, c/o Shrine of Our Lady of Graces, P.O. Sardhana, Meerut, U.P., 250342, India
    Phone: +91 1237- 236127

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