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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 Satna

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools:
    6
  • Primary Schools:
    15
  • Senior Secondary Schools:
    8

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Beneficiaries (Annual):
    5,000
  • Dispensaries:
    7
  • Hospitals:
    2 (beds: 20)
  • Other Institutions:
    2

Diocesan Organs and Directors

  • Catechism :
    Father John Thoppil
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    Father John Thoppil
  • Family & Laity:
    Father Eugine Madappattu
  • Justice, Peace and Development :
    Father Jacob Adampakallel
  • Koinonia:
    Father George Mangalapilly
  • Labour Commission:
    Father Jacob Adampakallel
  • Liturgy:
    Father Joseph Kodakallil
  • Media & Mass Communication:
    Father Francis Mattathil
  • Medical and Community Health:
    Father George Mangalapilly
  • Pontifical Associations:
    Father Varghese Kannukadan
  • Prison Ministry:
    Father Peter Milellumthadathil
  • Property & Construction:
    Father Augustine Pullolickal
  • Public Relations Officer :
    Father Joseph Kodakallil
  • Renewal Programme:
    Father Mathew Uthirakulam
  • Satna Samachar:
    Father Thomas Kanjirathinmootil
  • School :
    Father Paul Edasseril VC
  • Social Service :
    Father Joseph Porimattathil
  • Women Commission:
    Sr. Divine SH
  • Youth :
    Father George Vadakkumcherry

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechism :
    Director: Father John Thoppil
    Members: Father Thomas Naduparambil, Sr. Mable SABS,Sr. Celine SH
  • Family & Laity :
    Director: Father Eugine Madappattu
    Members: Father Cherian Kalapurackal,Sr. Lucy CHF
  • Koinonia :
    Patron: Mar Mathew Vaniakizhakkel
    President: Father George Mangalapilly
    Secretary: Father Thomas Marottickal
    Treasure: Father John Thoppil
    Members: Father Job Valliananl, Father Joseph Ottapurackal
  • Liturgy :
    Secretary: Father Joseph Kodakallil
    Members: Father George Mangalapilly
    Members: Father Michael Kareekunnel VC,Mr. V J Scaria
  • Property & Construction:
    Director: Father Augustine Pullolickal
  • Renewal Programme :
    Director: Father Mathew Uthirakulam
    Members: Father Paul Malakaran, Sr. Sophia Thomas FCC
  • School :
    Director: Father Paul Edasseril VC
    Members: Father Dennis Kanjirakombil,Father Scaria Kaduthanam,Father Augustine Pullolickal
  • The Satna Samachar:
    Director: Father Thomas Kanjirathinmootil
    Member: Father Scaria Kaduthanam
  • Youth:
    Father George Vadakkumcherry
    Members: Father Sebastian Panthallooparambil,Father Thomas Kanjirathinmootil, Sr. Rosily Kidangan

Social Communications

  • Public Relations Officer :
    Director: Father Joseph Kodakallil

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