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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 Educational Institutions

  • Degree Colleges:
    3
  • High Schools:
    130
  • Industrial Training Institutes:
    2
  • Pre-University Colleges:
    15
  • Primary Schools:
    35
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    5
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    66
  • Teacher:
    3

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    15
  • Education centers for the disabled:
    3
  • Home for the Destitutes:
    4
  • Hospitals:
    12
  • Hostels and Boardings:
    20
  • Old age Homes:
    3
  • Orphanages and child welfare centers:
    16
  • Social Service Organizations:
    7

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Father John B.Texeira
  • Commission for Bible:
    In-Charge: Father M. Rayappa
  • Ecumenism:
    In-Charge: Father C.P.Joseph
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Thomas Becket D'Souza
  • Family:
    In-Charge: Father Gilvert Aranha
  • Health and Pro-Life:
    In-Charge: Sr. Regi John
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue & Ecumenism:
    In-Charge: Father Gregory D'Souza, OCD
  • Justice, Peace & Development:
    In-Charge: Father J.B.Xavier
  • Labour:
    In-Charge: Father Christopher Claret
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Arul Selvakumar
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father J.B.Xavier
  • Major Diocesan Commissions:
    Co-ordinator: Father Arul Selv Kumar
  • Major Diocesan Committees/ Councils:
    Pastoral Council
    Diocesan Priests Council
    Administrative Committee
    Deanery Committee
    Mysore Diocesan Society
    Organization for Development and Peace (ODP)
    Diocesan Marriage Tribunal
    Clergy Health Care
    Catholic Education Committee
    Committee for Finance and Property
  • Pontifical Mission Societies:
    In-Charge: Father Jabamalai Muthu
  • Proclamation & Evangelization:
    In-Charge: Father C. Anthonappa
  • Small Christian Communities:
    In-Charge: Father Prashant Kumar
  • Social Communications:
    In-Charge: Father Ronald Danathi
  • Vocations & Formation:
    In-Charge: Father Alfred Mendonca
  • Women:
    In-Charge: Sr. Amudha SMMI
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Christopher Crasta

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Insertional Community:
    Address: Near Hosur, Mandya Dt., India
  • Kiriya Pushpa Family Welfare Centre:
    Address: Silk Factory Circle, Mysore, India
  • Legion of Mary
  • Navodaya Social Centre:
    Address: Srirampura, Mysore -8, India
  • Nurses Guild
  • Organization for the Development of People (ODP):
    Address: Bannimantapa Post, Mysore- 570015, India
  • Prison Ministry
  • Psycho-Spiritual Healing Ministry
  • Shanthi Rural development Centre:
    Address: Puthukotte Post, Hunsur, India
  • Spurthi Centre:
    Address: H.D.Kotte Post, Mysore, India
  • Vincent De Paul
  • Writer

Social Communications

  • Publications:
    Dhyanavana (Garden of Meditation), Dootha (Messenger), Eleyara Galaya (Younger Brother) and the Messenger of St. Philomina
  • St. Philominas Press:
    St. Joseph's Cathedral campus, Mysore-1, India

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