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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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Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Day care centers:
    4
  • Day care centers--Students:
    233
  • Hostels :
    18
  • Hostels--Students:
    1,800
  • Vocational training centers:
    3
  • Vocational training centers--Students:
    286

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for elderly, disabled people, orphans:
    7
  • Centers for lepers:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    4

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Charity and Social Actions:
    Director: Father Peter Nguyen Van Dong
  • Commission for Culture:
    Director: Father Joachim Nguyen Hoang Son
  • Commission for Doctrine of the Faith:
    Director: Father Paul Dau Van Hong
  • Commission for Holy Arts:
    Director: Father Paul Nguyen Duc Huu
  • Commission for Holy Music:
    Director: Father Jerome Le Dinh Hung
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    Director: Joseph Do Hieu
  • Commission for Religious:
    Director: Father Nicolas Vu Ngoc Hai
  • Commission for the Laity:
    Director: Father Thomas Nguyen Van Thuong
  • Commission for Vocation Promotion:
    Director: Thomas Nguyen Van Thuong
  • Commission for youths:
    Director: Father Francis Xavier Le Tien

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Children of the Eucharist:
    Spiritual Director: Father Paul Nguyen Van Cong
  • Legion of Mary:
    Spiritual Director: Father Joseph Pham Minh Cong
  • Yao Phu (ethnic minority lay missioners):
    Spiritual Director: Father Joseph Nguyen Thanh Lien

Social Communications

  • In-charge: Father Bartholomew Nguyen Dinh Phuoc

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