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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 Thamarassery

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    4
  • Colleges--Students:
    1,200
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    44
  • High Schools:
    36
  • High Schools--Students:
    11,438
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    11
  • Higher Secondary Schools--Students:
    4,948
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    40
  • Lower Primary Schools--Students:
    8,257
  • Nurseries:
    83
  • Nurseries--Students:
    2,560
  • Schools in Thamarassery Diocese:
    218
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    135
  • Technical Training College:
    26
  • Technical Training College--Students:
    2,200
  • Upper Primary Schools--Students:
    9,749

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Counseling Centres:
    4
  • Home for the handicapped:
    8
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitutes:
    11
  • Hospice:
    5
  • Hospitals & Dispensaries:
    9
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    8
  • Orphanages:
    10
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    3

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible Apostolate:
    Father George Mundanattu
  • Centre for Overall Development (COD) :
    Father Joseph Mathew Oliakattil
  • Corporate Educational Agency :
    Father Mathew Mavely
  • Department of Catechism :
    Father George Mundanattu
  • Family Apostolate :
    Father Joseph Christie Palliyodil
  • Pastoral and Missionary Orientation Centre (PMOC) :
    Father Abraham Pulinchuvattil
  • Vocation Bureau:
    Father Sebastian Embrayil (Jr.)

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All Kerala Catholic Congress (AKCC) Spiritual :
    Father Joseph Keelath
  • Catholic Women's Council :
    Father Joseph Christie Palliyodiyil
  • Cherupushpa Mission League:
    Father Francis Vellammakkal
  • Fellowship of Sisters of Thamarassery:
    Sr. Elsa MSJ
  • Holy Childhood & Altar Boys:
    Father Sebastian Purayidathil
  • Indian Farmers' Movement (INFAM) :
    Father Antony Kozhuvanal
  • Jesus Youth & Christean :
    Father Thomas Puthiyaparambil
  • John Paul II Institute of Counseling & Bio-ethics:
    Father Abraham Pulinchuvattil
  • KCBC Commission for Women :
    Father Joseph Christie Palliyodil
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement :
    Father Thomas Puthiyaparambil
  • Madhya Virudha Samithi:
    Father Mathew Pullolickal
  • Marian Pro-Life Movement :
    Father Abraham Pulinchuvattil
  • Mariyan Singles :
    Father Abraham Pulinchuvattil
  • Pithruvedi :
    Father Joseph Christie Palliyodil
  • Propagation of Faith & Little Way Association:
    Father Joseph Mannoor
  • Renewal Programme:
    Father James Kiliyananickal
  • Society of Vincent De Paul:
    Father James Mundackal
  • St. Thomas Academy for Research and Training (START) :
    Father Antony Kozhuvanal

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Father James Kuzhimattathil
    Address: P.M.O.C, Marikunnu P.O, Calicut, Kerala 673 012
    Phone: +91 495 273 1056, 2731747
  • Monthly Publication:
    Thamaramottukal
  • Printing Press:
    1

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