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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 Tiruchirapalli

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Family apostolates:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    10
  • Homes for the elderly:
    4
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    20
  • Hostels for youths:
    28
  • Orphanages:
    15
  • Socio-economic centers:
    10

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Dialogue and Ecumenism
  • Education
  • Evangelization
  • Family
  • Labor
  • Laity
  • Legal Cell and Political Awareness
  • Liturgy
  • Peace and Justice
  • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Backward Castes
  • Social Communication
  • Social Work
  • Vocation
  • Youth

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catechetical
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Clergy
  • Franciscan Third Order
  • Legion of Mary
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Youth Movement

Social Communications

  • Father K. Charles is in charge of social communications.
  • Press:
    St. Joseph's Institute of Printing, 49, Bharathiar Salai, Tiruchirapalli - 620001, India
    Phone: (91) 0431-2411788
  • The diocese publishes a monthly magazine in English called Clergy News
  • The Diocese runs Kalaikaveri, a fine arts college specializing in dance drama.

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary schools:
    28
  • Pre-Primary schools:
    4
  • Primary schools:
    52
  • Secondary schools:
    51
  • Colleges:
    4
  • Technical schools:
    23

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