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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 Palghat

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges :
    3
  • Creches:
    3
  • High Schools:
    39
  • Lower Primary Schools :
    77
  • Nurseries:
    93
  • Parallel Colleges:
    4
  • Senior Secondary Schools:
    22
  • Upper Primary Shools:
    53

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    7
  • Homes for physically challenged:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    16
  • Old age homes:
    10
  • Orphanages:
    17
  • Schools for mentally challenged:
    7
  • Social Centers:
    29

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Association - Pious:
    Altar Boy's Association
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Fr. Mathew Vazhayil (Promoter)
  • Caritas India:
    Fr. Abraham Palathinkal
  • Catechetical Centre:
    Fr. Mathew Vazhayil (Director)
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Fr. George Theruvankunnel (Director)
  • Editor, Rupatha Bulletin:
    Fr. Shyju Naduvathaniyil
    Phone: (491) 2515277
    Mobile: 9447261643
  • Family Apostolate:
    Fr George Narikuzhi
    (Director)
  • Mar Joseph Irimpen Memorial Trust:
    Monsignor Joseph Chittilapilly(President)
  • Marian Jubilee Memorial Educational Trust:
    Fr. Tenson Thanickal (Secretary)
  • Media of Communication:
    Fr Jaison Kollannur (Director)
  • People's Servive Society, Palakkad:
    Fr. Abraham Palathinkal (Secretary)

    Email:[email protected]:www.startpssp.com
  • People's Servive Society, Palakkad:
    Monsignor Joseph Chittilapilly (President)
  • Public Relation Officer:
    Fr Johnson Veppattuparambil
    Address: St. Joseph's Church, Olavakode P.O., Palakkad - 678 009, India
    Phone: (491) 2555438
    Mobile: 9447046599
  • Save a Family Plan:
    Fr. Abraham Palathinkal (Director)
  • Sick Care Apostolate:
    Fr. Dominic Aippenparambil (Treasurer)
  • Sick Care Apostolate:
    Monsignor Joseph Chittilapilly (President)
  • Social Action:
    Fr. Abraham Palathinkal (Director)
  • St. Joseph's Priest's Welfare Fund:
    Fr. Joy Cheekapara
  • St. Joseph's Priest's Welfare Fund:
    Msgr. Joseph Chittilapilly
  • Vocation Bureau:
    Fr. Tenson Thanickal (Promoter)

Social Communications

  • Printing presses:
    3
  • Publications, monthlies

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