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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 Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary Schools:
    4
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    57
  • Primary Schools :
    20
  • Secondary Schools :
    11

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Book binding Centers:
    1
  • Computer centers:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    9
  • Homes for mental patients:
    1
  • Homes for street people:
    1
  • Homes for the aged:
    1
  • Homes for the mentally challenged:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    5
  • Special schools for the mentally challenged:
    6
  • Tailoring centers:
    5
  • Technical education center:
    1
  • Vocational training and production centers:
    5
  • Weaving and spinning center:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communitie
  • Catechetics
  • Cherupushpa Mission League
  • Diocesan Charity Fund
  • Ecumenical Movement
  • Family Apostolate
  • Kanyakumari Social Service Society (K.K.S.S.S.)
  • Liturgy
  • Vocations

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys
  • Kanyakumari Catholic Students League
  • Legion of Mary
  • Prison Ministry
  • Small Christian Communities
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul
  • Youth Apostolate

Social Communications

  • Public relations and the press apostolate:
    Father Thomas Powathuparampil
  • Tamil monthly bulletin:
    Irai Arul (Grace of God)

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