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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 centers, schools for poor students:
    8
  • Pastoral center:
    1

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for orphans:
    1
  • Dispensaries, health care centers:
    8
  • Hostels:
    3
  • Houses for elderly people:
    2
  • Houses for HIV patients, people with leprosy:
    2
  • Houses for people with physical disabilities:
    4
  • Houses for retired clergy:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Charity and Social Actions:
    Director: Father Michael Le Van Kham
  • Clergy and Seminarians:
    Director: Father Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc
  • Culture:
    Director: Father Joseph Cao Dinh Phuong
  • Doctrine of the Faith:
    Director: Father Joseph Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Evangelization:
    Director: Father Joseph Pham Quang Tong
  • Holy Music:
    Director: Father Peter Truong Huy Hoang
  • Liturgy:
    Director: Father Paul Pham Quoc Tuy
  • Marriage and Family:
    Director: Father Anthony Ha Van Minh
  • Migrants:
    Director: Father Anthony Ha Van Minh
  • Religious:
    Director: Father Joseph Phan Trong Quang
  • The Laity:
    Director: Father Anthony Ha Van Minh

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Fathers
  • Catholic Mothers
  • Children
  • Legion of Mary
  • Youths

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