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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 Educational Institutions

  • Nursery School - Students:
    250
  • Nursery Schools:
    10
  • Primary School - Students:
    450
  • Primary Schools:
    8

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries and medical services:
    3
  • Elderly homes:
    1
  • Family apostolate:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Kengtung Karuna (Commission for Development):
    Director: Father Stephen Ano
    Address: c/o Diocesan Formation Center, Kengtung ESS 06231 Myanmar
  • Leprosy Hospital:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    20
  • Rehabilitation Centre (drug):
    1
  • Socio-economic center:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical Apostolate
  • Commission for Catechetical Formation
  • Commission for Education
  • Commission for Evangelization
  • Commission for Family
  • Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism
  • Commission for Laity
  • Commission for Liturgy
  • Commission for Peace and Justice
  • Commission for Pontifical Mission Societies (P.M.S.)
  • Commission for Social Communication
  • Commission for Tourism and Migration
  • Commission for Youth
  • Episcopal Commission on Clergy
  • Episcopal Vicar for Religious
  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Ann Association
  • St. Joachim Association

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Anne Association
  • St. Joachim Association

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