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 Simdega

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Vocational Training Institutes :
  • Primary Schools:
  • Primary Schools-Students:
    Girls: 14,759 &
    Boys: 15,433
  • Secondary & post-secondary Schools:
  • Secondary & post-secondary Schools-Students:
    Girls:7,172 & Boys: 6,046

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers, hostels for youth:
    10 (Girls: 5 & Boys: 5)
  • Clinics, dispensaries etc. which provide medical services:
  • Rouse Social Apostolic Centre, Samtoli

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Culture & Development:
    Director:Father Tobias Soreng (Mobile: 9631993832)
  • Evangelization/Formation:
    Director: Father Anand Joseph (Mobile: 9334102653)
  • Mahila Sangh:
    Sr. Bernadette Tigga (DSS) (Mobile: 9431327836), Father Peter Paul Soreng (Mobile: 9973839119)
  • Primary Education:
    Director:Father Marianus Lugun (Mobile: 8986637088)
  • Prison Ministry:
    Director:Father Philmon Ekka (Mobile: 9334326726), Sr. Lizzy (RA) (Mobile: 9905794254)
  • Secondary Division/College:
    Director:Father Ernest Kerketta (Mobile: 9431588033)
  • Youth & Media:
    Director:Father Pater Barla (Mobile: 8002480434)

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Christian Maitri Sangh

Social Communications

  • Fr. Cardon Art-Culture & Research Centre (Newly begun):
    Director: Father Anand Joseph
    Address: Bishop's House, Simdega
    P.O. & Dt. Simdega - 835 223, Jharkhand, India
  • Jharkhand Express :
    (A secular Hindi Fortnightly)
  • Social Communication Office:
    Director: Father Peter Barla
    Mobile: 8002480434

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