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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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Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Diocese-owned Yan Smit Catholic Schools and Education Foundation
  • Junior High Schools :
    1
  • Kindergartens :
    1
  • Primary Schools:
    18

Catholic Social Welfare

  • St. Odilia Hospital, run by Mary the Mediatrix sisters:
    Address: Bayun, Agats 99677, Asmat District, Papua, Indonesia
    Phone: (62) 902-31061.

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Major Catholic Diocesan Organizations:
    Commission for Catechetics: Yohanes Marno
    Commission for Laity: Yohanes Marno
    Biblical Commission: Father Hubertus Lidi, OSC
    Commission for Liturgy: Father Hubertus Lidi, OSC
    Commission for Education: Father Max Manek, OSC
    Commission for Socio-Economic Development: Andy Maing
    Commission for Culture: Eric Rumlus
    Commission for Justice and Peace: Father Ruddy Rumlus, OSC

    Address of the Commissions: Pusat Pastoral (Pastoral Center), Keuskupan Agats, Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 2, Agats, Asmat District, Kotak Pos 14, Timika 99910, Papua, Indonesia
    Phone: (62) 902-31057
    Fax: (62) 902-31058
    Email: [email protected]

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