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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 Padang

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Activities and Organizations

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Catechetics
  • Commission for Family
  • Commission for Social Communications
  • Commission for Socio-Economic Development
  • Commission for Youth

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations - Institutions

  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement Padang Diocese
  • Padang Diocesan Committee for Basic Ecclesiastical Community Empowerment
  • Pontifical Mission Aid Societies of Indonesia (KKI) Padang Diocese

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Social Union and Funeral (PSKP) of St. Joseph
  • Catholic Union of University Students of the Republic of Indonesia (PMKRI) of Sanctus Anselmus of Padang
  • Catholic Union of University Students of the Republic of Indonesia (PMKRI) of St. Albert Magnus of Pekanbaru
  • Catholic Women of the Republic of Indonesia (WKRI) Riau Region
  • Catholic Women of the Republic of Indonesia (WKRI) West Sumatra Region
  • CHOICE of Padang District
  • Forum of Indonesian Catholic Community (FMKI) of West Sumatra
  • Legion of Mary of Padang
  • Marriage Encounter (ME)
  • Saint Egidio Community

Social Communications

  • GEMA Magazine:
    diocese's monthly magazine in Bahasa Indonesia
  • LANGGAI SIMAERU (beautiful village) Magazine:
    diocese's monthly magazine in Mentawai
  • MEKAR Magazine:
    magazine for children run by Prayoga Foundation in Padang
  • Suara Dikara Bawana Radio of Padang

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Marsudirini Foundation:
    Address: Jl. Sutan Syarif Kasim, Tualang-Perawang, Pekanbaru 28721, Riau, Indonesia
  • Prayoga Foundation in Bukittinggi:
    Head: Parmonangan Siregar
    Address: Jl. Baghindo Azizchan No. 11, Bukittinggi 26116, West Sumatra, Indonesia
    Phone: (62) 752-35727
  • Prayoga Foundation in Padang:
    Head: Father Florianus Sarno
    Address: Jl. Khairil Anwar No. 14, Padang 25118, West Sumatra, Indonesia
    Phone: (62) 751-21719
  • Prayoga Foundation in Riau:
    Head: Fransiskus Sayang Sembiring
    Address: Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 87, Pekanbaru 28127, Riau, Indonesia
    Phone: (62) 761-24529

Catholic Health Service Foundations

  • Association of Indonesian Catholic Health Services (PERDHAKI) of West Sumatra-Riau
  • Mardiwidayat Foundation in Bukittinggi runs a clinic
  • Salus Infirmorum (the safety of the sick) Foundation in Riau runs one hospital and two clinics
  • St. Mary Foundation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy (SCMM) runs a maternity hospital
  • Yos Sudarso Foundation in Padang runs a hospital and four clinics

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