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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.

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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

  • B. Ed. College :
    1
  • B. Ed. Colleges-Students:
    45
  • Degree College:
    1
  • High Schools :
    3
  • Kindergartens :
    2
  • Pre-university College(10+2) :
    1
  • Primary Schools:
    2
  • Primary Schools-Students:
    1,800
  • School for the differently abled:
    1
  • School for the differently abled-Students:
    68
  • Technical School (ITI) :
    1
  • Total number of Schools :
    13
  • Vocational Training Centre :
    1

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    1
  • Home for the Destitutes:
    None
  • Home for the Elderly:
    None
  • Hospitals:
    None
  • Hostels/Boarding:
    None
  • Leprosaria:
    None
  • Maternity Centres:
    None
  • Mobile Clinics:
    None
  • Orphanages:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Coordinator of Commissions:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Educational Correspondent and PRO:
    Father Philip Nellivila
  • Eparchial Commission for Bible Apostolate:
    Father Thomas Kaleeckal
  • Eparchial Commission for Catechism (Faith Formation):
    Father Thomas Kaleekal
  • Eparchial Commission for Clergy:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Eparchial Commission for Communication, Media, Directory and Common Celebrations:
    Father Mathew Kurian Vazhackapara
  • Eparchial Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Eparchial Commission for Education:
    Father Philip Nellivilla
  • Eparchial Commission for Evangelization:
    Father Eldho Puthenkandathil
  • Eparchial Commission for Family:
    Father Daniel Kadakampallil
  • Eparchial Commission For Health Services:
    Father John Kunnathethu
  • Eparchial Commission For Laity:
    Father Daniel Kadakampallil
  • Eparchial Commission for Liturgy:
    Father Mathew Vazhackapara
  • Eparchial Commission for Pastoral Care of the Faithful outside India:
    NN
  • Eparchial Commission For Religious:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Eparchial Commission for Seminary Formation:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Eparchial Commission for Social Apostolate and Dalit Christians:
    Father John Kunnathethu
  • Eparchial Commission for Theology and Publications:
    Father Vincent G. Punnathanathu
  • Eparchial Commission for Vocation:
    Father Roy Martin (South Kanara Region) and Father Justin Raj (Shimoga Region)
  • Eparchial Commission for Youth:
    Father Thomas Oonanparackal
  • Family Apostolate:
    Father Daniel Kadakampallil
  • KIDS Mar Ivanios Malankara Centre for Social Service:
    Father John Kunnathethu
  • Malankara Catholic Association (MCA) Adviser:
    Monsignor George Kalayil
  • Malankara Catholic Youth Movement:
    Father Thomas Oonnanparackal
  • Sunday School Direction:
    Father John Nellivila

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys and Altar Girls Association
  • Catholic Teachers
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Dalit Christian Movement Society
  • Family Apostolate (Bhavana Jyothi)
  • Holy Childhood Association (Baladeepam)
  • Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights (KUCFHR)
  • KIDS - Karnataka Integrated Development Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Malankara Catholic Association (MCA)
  • Malankara Catholic Sunday School
  • Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM)
  • Prayer Groups (Prarthana Yogam)
  • Social Service Apostolate
  • Sodality of Women (Mathrusamajam)
  • St Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Students/Young Students Movement (YCS/YSM)

Social Communications

  • Shanthivani bi-monthly Diocesan bulletin

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