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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

  • Colleges:
    2
  • High School aided:
    6
  • High School unaided:
    14
  • Higher Secondary Schools aided:
    3
  • Higher Secondary Schools unaided:
    9
  • Lower Primary Schools aided:
    19
  • Lower Primary Schools unaided:
    41
  • Nursery:
    46
  • Technical Training School:
    1
  • Upper Primary Schools aided :
    13
  • Upper Primary Schools unaided:
    21

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boarding house:
    1
  • Boys Homes:
    2
  • Dispensaries:
    1
  • HIV rehabilitation Centers:
    2
  • Home for the sick:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    2
  • Hostels Boys:
    2
  • Hostels Girls:
    2

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Clergy Commission:
    Secretary:Father Thomas Puthuparambil
  • Education Commission:
    Secretary: Father Mathew Manakarakavil
  • Evangelization:
    Secretary: Corepiscopo Geevarghese Mannickarott
  • Pastoral Co-ordinator:
    Father Kurian Valuparampil
  • Theology & Publication:
    Secretary: Father Thomas Kuzhinapurath

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Kurian Valuparampil
  • DCMS & Labour & Anti-Alcoholic Movement:
    Director: Father John Areeckal
  • Director of Catechism:
    Father Thomas Mukulumpurath
  • Ecumenism & Inter-Religious Dialogue:
    Director: Father Daniel Charuvil
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joseph Venamanath
  • Health Services:
    Director: Father Jose Kizhakkedath
  • Malankara Catholic Association (MCA):
    Spiritual animator: Father Hormis Puthenveettil

    President: Thomas Cherian
  • Malankara Catholic Children:
    Director: Father Thomas Mukulumpurathu
  • Malankara Catholic Teacher:
    Director: Father Thomas Poovannal
  • Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM):
    Director: Father Bernard Valiyavila
  • Mathrusangam:
    Director: Father Joseph Venmanath
  • Media:
    Director: Father Wilson Thattaruthundil
  • Social Apostolate:
    Director: Father John Vilayil
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society :
    Director: Father Geevarghese Nediyath
  • Vocation Promotion:
    Director: Father Daniel Valiayath

Social Communications

  • Book stall:
    1
  • Monthly Publications:
    Kahalam
    Chief Editor: Father Daniel Poovannathil

    Malankara Balan

    Major archdiocesan Bulletin
  • Printing Press:
    1

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