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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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Diocese of Phat Diem

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Day care centers:
    3
  • Houses for lepers, mental patients, disabled people:
    2
  • Pastoral center:
    1
  • Vocational centers:
    2

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Committee for Charitable and Social Affairs:
    Convener: Father Antoine Phans Van Tu
  • Committee for Clergy and Seminarians:
    Convener: Father Pierre Vu Dai Dong
  • Committee for Cultural Affairs:
    Convener: Father Pierre Nguyen Hong Phuc
  • Committee for Doctrine of the Faith :
    Convener: Father Joseph Tran Van Khoa
  • Committee for Evangelization:
    Convener: Father Vincente Nguyen Van Phuong
  • Committee for Holy Music and Arts :
    Convener: Antoine Doan Minh Hai
  • Committee for Laity:
    Convener: Father Jean Baptiste Dinh Cong Dung
  • Committee for Liturgy :
    Convener: Father Pierre Vu Dai Dong
  • Committee for Religious:
    Convener: Father Pierre Vu Duc Phuong

Pastoral Activities

  • It has also been building churches or chapels that were ruined during wars
  • It plans to ask for the local government
  • Retreats and catechism courses are annually organized by the bishop and priests during Lent in parishes
  • The bishop
  • The diocesan library adjacent to the bishop
  • The diocese deepens local Catholics

Social Communications

  • 1 library exists

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