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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

  • Day-care centers:
    15

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for orphans, elderly people:
    2
  • Leprosarium:
    4
  • Vocational centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Committee for Charitable and Social Actions Caritas:
    In-Charge: Father Francis Xavier Bui Quang Thuan
  • Committee for Clergy and Seminarians:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Nguyen Duc Hieu
  • Committee for Culture:
    In-Charge: Father Dominic Nguyen Xuan Hung
  • Committee for Doctrine of the Faith:
    In-Charge: Father Francis Xavier Nguyen Huy Lieu
  • Committee for Evangelization:
    In-Charge: Father Joachim Nguyen Duc Thanh
  • Committee for Holy Music:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Nguyen Hoang An
  • Committee for Religious:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Van Thuy
  • Committee for Social Communication:
    In--Charge: Father Francis Xavier Nguyen Duc Dai
  • Committee for the Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Van Cong

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Parents of Clergy and Religious
  • Association of Saint Joseph
  • Catholic College Students
  • Daughters of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Kolping Society
  • Lay Dominican Fraternity
  • Movement of Children of the Eucharist
  • Movement of Youth

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