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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

  • Elementary Schools:
    58
  • Instituto de Ciencas Religiosas St. Thomas Aquinas:
    Address: Colegio Bispo Medeiros Lahane, Dili, Timor Leste
    Phone: +670 - 3321306
  • Instituto Professional de Canossa (IPDC):
    Address: Aldeia Haslaran Delta Comoro, Dili, Timor Leste
  • Junior High Schools:
    28
  • Kindergartens:
    19
  • nstitutes:
    2
  • Senior High Schools:
    11
  • St. Paul Educational Foundation:
    Address: Jl. Rua Villa Verde, Dili, Timor Leste
    Head: Father Leandro Maria Alves

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Clinic/Policlinics:
    St. Anthony Clinic in Motael (run by OCD nuns)
    St. Joaquin Clinic in Maubisse (run by OCD nuns)
    Josepha Clinic in Bedois (run by SSpS nuns)
    St. Maria Reinha Rosary Clinic in Aimutin (run by PRR nuns)
    Traditional Clinic in Bairopite (run by CIJ nuns)
    Madre Elise Clinic in Bebonuk (run by OCD nuns)
    St. Mary Reinha Rosary Clinic in Kuluhan (run by PRR nuns)
    St. Michael Clinic in Bebonuk (run by KYM nuns)
    Maternidade Escola Nossa Senhora Clinic in Fatumeta
  • Orphanages:
    St. Mary the Virgin Orphanage (run by CIJ nuns)
    Ascension Nicol Goni Orphanage (run by Dominican nuns)
    St. Clara Orphanage (run by Franciscan nuns)
    ALMA Orphanage (run by ALMA nuns)

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • All commissions:
    Address: Keuskupan Dili, P.O. BOX 50 AV, Dos Direitos Humanos Bidau, Lecidere, Timor Leste
    Phone: +670 - 3324850
  • Caritas:
    Head: Father Evaristo F. da Costa Soares
  • Commission for Education:
    Head: Father Leandro M. Alves
  • Commission for Family and Holy Bible:
    Head: Sister Dominggas Sousa
  • Commission for Interest Groups:
    Head: Father Ludgerio Martins da Silva
  • Commission for Justice and Peace:
    Head: Sister Clare Garcellano, SPC
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    Head: Father Mouzinho P. Lopes
  • Commission for Social Communications:
    Head: Father Alberty Franco Morrato
  • Commission for Youth:
    Head: Father Angelo Salsinha
  • Pastoral Care for Children:
    Head: Miss Irmas Alexandrina

Social Communications

  • Bulletin of SEARA:
    Address: Secretariado Camara Eclesiastica Bidau Lecidere, Dili, Timor Leste
  • Casa Producao Audiovisual (CPA):
    Address: Xina Rate Taibessi, Dili, Timor Leste
  • Radio of TIMOR Kmanek:
    Address: Bukit Nain Feto Maloa, Ailoklaran, Bairopite, Dili, Timor Leste

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