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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 Wonju

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Kindergarten:
    12
  • Kindergarten - Students:
    970
  • Secondary School - Students:
    1714
  • Secondary Schools:
    2

Catholic Social Welfare

  • General Welfare Institutions:
    7 multi social service centers
  • Hospice:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    1 Hospital with 2 doctors and 23 nurses
  • Welfare institutions for adolescent:
    2 protective facilities and 3 others
  • Welfare institutions for children:
    5 day care centers
  • Welfare institutions for the aged:
    4 protective facilities, 1 educations and recreational center, 1 social service center and 2 others
  • Welfare institutions for the disabled:
    3 protective facilities, 3 institution of vocational training, 5 social service center and 4 others

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • The Committee for Development of Baeron Shrine
  • The Committee for Justice and Peace
  • The Committee for Social Communication
  • The Committee for Social Mission
  • Wonju Caritas

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Doctors' Association
  • Catholic Drivers' Apostolate
  • Catholic Farmers' Movement
  • Catholic Pharmacists' Association
  • Catholic Professors' Association
  • Catholic Womens' association
  • Charismatic Renewal
  • Choice
  • Cursillo
  • Happy Family Movement
  • Lay Apostolate Council of Wonju
  • Marriage Encounter
  • Martyrs'' House of Baeron Shrine
  • Movement for a Better World (M.B.W)
  • The Blue Army

Retreat and Education Centers

  • Martyrs' House of Baeron
  • Retreat House of Pungsuwon
  • Retreat House of St. Dominic
  • Wonju Social Welfare Center

Social Communications

  • A Bookstore run by the Daughters of St. Paul

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