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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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Archdiocese of Verapoly

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Crèches:
    6
  • Dispensaries:
    8
  • Home for Mentally Challenged:
    1
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitute:
    4
  • Hospices:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    4
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    24
  • Orphanages:
    11

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Anti-Alcoholism Association:
    Director: Father Sebastian Vattaparambil
  • Cochin Arts & Communications:
    Director: Father John Capistan Lopez
  • Commission for Family:
    Chairman: Father John Puliparambil
  • Commission for Health:
    Chairman: Father Francis Xavier Thannikkaparambil
  • Commission for Laity:
    Chairman: Msgr. John Bosco Panakkal
  • Commission for Sacred Liturgy:
    Chairman: Father Jose Padiyaramparambil
  • Commission for Sacred Music:
    Chairman: Father John Capistan Lopez
  • Commission for Youth:
    Chairman: Father Joseph Oliparambil
  • Department of Archdiocesan Social Action:
    Director: Father Mathew Kallinkal
  • Department of Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Stanley Mathirapilly
  • Department of Catechetics:
    Director: Father Peter Ambalathinkal
  • Department of Moral Science:
    Director: Father Peter Ambalathinkal
  • Ernakulam Social Service Society:
    Director: Father Mathew Kallinkal
  • Ministry of Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father John Puliparambil
  • Navadharshan (HR Development & Management):
    Director: Father Antony Arackal
  • Pontifical Mission Organization:
    Director: Father Peter Ambalathinkal
  • Priests Mutual Aid Society:
    Chairman: Father Francis Xavier Thannikkaparambil
  • Prolife Committee:
    Chairman: Father John Puliparambil
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    0
  • Vocation Service Centre:
    Director: Father Jose Padiyaramparambil
  • Youth Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joseph Oliparambil

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Anti Alcoholic Activities:
    Director: Father Sebastian Vattaparambil
  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal:
    In-Charge: Father Sebastian Karukapilly
  • Catholic Labour Movement:
    Director: Father Mathew Kallinkal
  • Catholic Nurses Guild & Jesus Fraternity:
    Director: Father Manuel Lopez
  • Catholic Teachers Guild:
    Director: Father Jacob Biju Ben Pazhniparambil
  • Christian Life Community:
    In-Charge: Father Antony Vibin Velikakath
  • Communication Media & Sacred Music:
    Director: Father John Capistan Lopez
  • Corporate Education Management:
    Director: Father Jacob Biju Ben Pazhniparambil
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Director: Father Yesudas Pazhampilly
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Mathew Sojan Maliekal
  • Kerala Latin Catholic Association:
    Director: Father Johnson D'Cunha
  • Legion of Mary:
    Director: Msgr. Cletus Parambaloth
  • Mathruvedi:
    In-Charge: Father John Puliparambil
  • Pithruvedi:
    In-Charge: Father John Puliparambil
  • Secular Carmel Order:
    Director: Father Francis Rebeiro
  • Secular Franciscan Order:
    In-Charge: Father Manuel Mendez OFM Cap.
  • St. Vincent De Paul:
    In-Charge: Msgr. Cletus Parambaloth
  • Vocation & Altar Boys Association:
    Director: Father Antony Sijan Manuveliparambil

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Director: Father Stephen Alathara
  • Printing press:
    7
  • Publication, Monthly:
    Jeevadeepthi

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    11
  • Colleges - Colleges:
    147
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    70
  • Lower Primary Schools - Students:
    13,692
  • High Schools:
    22
  • High Schools - Students:
    9,448
  • Nurseries:
    62
  • Nurseries-Students:
    2,560
  • Schools in Verapoly Archdiocese:
    216
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    18
  • Senior Secondary Schools:
    13
  • Senior Secondary Schools - Students:
    2,476
  • Technical & Industrial Training institutions:
    66
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    40
  • Upper Primary Schools - Students:
    9,749

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