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 Badulla

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Technical Institutes:
    Bishop Leo Technical Institutes, Badulla, Sri Lanka
    St. Anthony's Technical Institute, Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Children's home:
  • Girl's hostel:
  • Girls' homes:
  • Hospital:
    Central Hospital, Badulla, Sri Lanka
    Phone: +94 55-2222164 / 2231814

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Administrative Committee
  • ASIPA (Asian Integral Pastoral Approach)
  • Catechetics, Bible and Education
  • Catholic Education Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Property
  • Deanery Committee
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Pastoral Care and Mission
    Finance and Property
    Catholic Education
    Social Ministry (Social Development, Family Apostolate)
    Pastoral Training Centre
  • Ecumenism and Inter-religious dialogue
  • Family Apostolate
  • Laity
  • LAKRIVI (Lanka Kriyakari Veerayo, children's movement)
  • Legion of Mary ( Pious Associations )
  • Liturgy and Cultural Affairs
  • Pastoral care of migrants
  • Pastoral Committee
  • Pastoral Council
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Small Christian communities
  • Social Committee
  • Social Communication
  • The Secretariat Committee
  • Tribunal
  • Youth Apostolate

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Justice, Peace and Human Development Commission
  • Caritas - "USCOD" (Uva Social-Economic and Community Development Centre)
  • Pastoral Centre

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