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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 Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    12
  • Home for the handicapped:
    2
  • Home for the mentally retarded:
    8
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitutes:
    15
  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Hostels:
    17
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    24
  • Orphanages:
    17
  • Rehabilitation centres:
    5
  • Retreat centres:
    2
  • Retreat centres:
    5
  • Social work centres:
    4

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Alpha Institute For Theology & Science (AITS):
    Director: Father Thomas Kochukarottu
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joseph Pamplaniyil
  • Department of Catechism:
    Director: Father Dr. Thomas Melvettam
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father James Puthennadayil
  • Indian Farmers' Movement (INFAM):
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Ottaplackal
  • Mission League:
    In-Charge: Father Mathew Mulayolil
    Corporate Manager: James Chellamkottu
  • Tellicherry Social Service Society:
    Director: Father Mani Melvettam
  • Youth Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Sebastian Mandapathil

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All Kerala Catholic Congress:
    Director: Father Sebastin Joseph Kanjirakkattu
  • Kerala Catholic Bishops' Conference-- Madhyavirudha Samithi:
    Director: Father Thomas Thythottam
  • Mathruvedi:
    Director: Father James Puthennadayil
  • Pithruvedi:
    Director: Father Sebastian Palakuzhy
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Social Communications

  • Media Center - Jubilee Communications, Social and Cultural Communication Centre, Archdiocesan Mass Media Apostolate:
    Director: Father Jaison Anickathottahil

    Address: Sandesabhavan,
    Tellicherry-670 101, Kannur, Kerala, India
    Phone: +91 490, 2341058
    Mobile: 9447682864
    Fax: +91 490 2341412
    Email: [email protected]
  • Printing press:
    1
  • Publication Monthly:
    Thalassery Archdiocesan Bulletin

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Higher Secondary Schools - Students:
    758
  • Nurseries:
    106
  • Nurseries - Students:
    2,560
  • Schools of Nursing:
    3
  • Schools of Nursing - Students:
    170
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    31
  • Upper Primary Schools - Students:
    7200
  • Colleges :
    10
  • Colleges - Students:
    1000
  • High Schools:
    25
  • High Schools - Students:
    2,561
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    75
  • Lower Primary Schools - Students:
    27,050
  • Schools and Educational Institurions in Tellicherry Archdiocese:
    265
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    3
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    100
  • Technical Schools:
    8
  • Technical Schools - Students:
    2200

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