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 Social Welfare

  • Major Catholic Social Welfare Centers:
    Anbiam Co-ordinating Centre, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Carmel Girls' Hostel, Murunkan, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Centre for Disabled, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Centre for Limb Fitting "Uthavikkaram", Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Christ the King Boys' Home, Murunkan, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Counseling Centre, Mannar
    Diocesan Catechetical Centre, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Pastoral Centre, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Diocesan Human Development Centre, Caritas - "Valvuthayam," Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Holy Cross Dispensary, Holy Cross Sisters, Veppankulam Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Holy Cross "MEMISA" Health Care Centre, Katkadanthakulam, Murunkan, Sri Lanka
    Holy Family Children's Home, Nanattan, Sri Lanka
    Holy Family Girls' Hostel, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Holy Family Girls' Home, Pandivirichchan, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Holy Family Formation Centre, Parappankandal, Sri Lanka
    Holy Family Girls' Hostel, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Home of Compassion "Anpaham" MC Sisters, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Jesuit Refugee Services, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Kolping Centre, Thalvupadhu Road, Mannar
    La Sallian Development Project, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Madhu Matha Children Home, Kaththankulam, Sri Lanka
    Oblate Preachers' Band "Amathiaham", Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Rehabilitation of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts, Konnian Kudiruppu, Thoddavely
    "Santhom", Home for the Elders, Sisters of Charity, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    St. Anthony's Girls' Hostel, Sisters of Charity, Cheddikulam, Sri Lanka
    St. Mary's Children's Home, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    St. Xavier's Boys' Hostel, Christian Brothers, Mannar, Sri Lanka
    Salesian Trust Institution, Murunkan, Sri Lanka
    Theodore Health Centre, Katkadanthakulam, Murunkan, Mannar

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechetics, Bible & 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
  • Family Apostolate
  • Laity
  • Legion of Mary (Pious Associations)
  • Liturgy and Cultural Affairs
  • Pastoral Committee
  • Pastoral Council
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Social Committee
  • The Secretariat Committee
  • Tribunal
  • Youth Apostolate Administrative Committee

Social Communications

  • Center for Social Communication, Culture and Inter religious dialogue, St. Sebastian's Street, Mannar

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