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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

  • Boys Hostels:
    39
  • Dispensaries:
    34
  • Girls Hostels:
    41
  • Hospital:
    1
  • Institute for the disabled:
    2
  • Leprosarium:
    1
  • Old age Homes:
    2

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Chairman: Father Levio T. Sangma
    Assistants:Father Hubert T. Sangma,
    Sr. Molina D Marak
  • Bible:
    Chairman: Father Alex Manakattumattom
    Assistants: Father James P.T.
  • Charismatic Renewal:
    Chairman: Father Dominic N. Sangma
    Assistant: Father Daniel Ch. Marak
  • Communication Media:
    Chairman: Father Mani K. M.
    Assistant: Father Jacquish Boldak Sangma
  • Diocesan Publications (Seng baa):
    In-Charge: Father Thomas Mankin
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Chairman: Father Januarius S. Sangma SDB
    Assistants:Father Jose Chirackal,
    Father Dominic N Sangma
  • Education Board:
    Education Board
    Chairman: Father Biju Paul
    Assistants:Father Kurian Padinjarayil,
    Father Benoy Joseph,
    Father Hubert Ch Marak SDB
  • Evangelization:
    Chairman: Father P. T. James
  • Family Apostolate:
    Chairman: Father Thomas Mankin Sangma.
  • Laity & Lay Associations:
    Chairman: Father Arthur K Marak
  • Liturgy and Catechesis:
    Chairman: Father Francis Kizhakkevelikakathu
    Assistants:Father Mani K. M.,
    Father Theodore T. Sangma
  • Pontifical Mission Societies:
    Director: Father Biju Paul
  • Social Works (Bakdil):
    Director: Father Sunny Mavelil
  • Sodality & Women Commission:
    Chairman: Father Dominic N. Sangma
    Assistant: Sr. Molina D. Marak
  • Vocation Promotion:
    In-Charge:Father Dominic N. Sangma
    Father Cyril S. Sangma
  • Youth - ICYM:
    Lady coordinator: Sr. Susanna T. Sangma
  • Youth - ICYM:
    Chairman: Father Daniel Ch. Marak
    Assistant: Father John Tengman Momin

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Laity
  • Catholic Nurses Guild
  • Holy Childhood
  • International Christian Youth Movement
  • Marian Sodality
  • St. Joseph
  • Young Christian Movement
  • Young Students Movement

Social Communications

  • Father Mani K. M. is in charge of the Communication Commission
  • The diocese publishes a monthly Magazine called Seng baa in Garo language

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools:
    26
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Nursing School:
    1
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    86
  • Primary Schools:
    46

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