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.

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Archbishop Anthony Weradet Chaiseri
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Archbishop Anthony Weradet Chaiseri
Archbishop's House,
326 Moo 2, Nongbuayai Rd.,
Thambon That Choengchum,
Amphoe Muang, Sakon Nakhon 47000,

Phone: (042)711272
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Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Anthony Weradet Chaiseri as metropolitan Archbishop of Tharé and Nonseng.

Prior to the new appointment, Archbishop Chaiseri served the vicar-general of the archdiocese.

Archbishop Chaiseri was born on June 26, 1963, in Tharé, in the archdiocese of Tharé and Nonseng. He attended the diocesan minor seminary in Tharé and completed his philosophical and theological studies at the Lux Mundi National Major Seminary in Sampran.

He was ordained a priest on March 21, 1992.

Archbishop Chaiseri continued his higher studies in biblical theology at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome from 1995 to 1997, and attended a brief course on formation for seminary at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum in Rome.

From 1998 to 2008, he served as rector of the G.M. Vianney Major Seminary in Thakaek, Laos, where he taught sacred Scriptures. He also served as vicar-general and parish priest of the Mother of Martyrs Shrine, Songkon.

Archbishop Chaiseri is preceded by Archbishop Louis Chamniern Santisuknriran.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Louis Chamniern Santisukniran (1 Jul 2005 Appointed - 13 May 2020 Retired)
  • Lawrence Khai Saen-Phon- (March 6, 1980 - May 14, 2004)
  • Michel Kien Samophithak ( 1959 - March 6, 1980 )
  • Michael Mongkhol On Prakhongchit, Vicar Apostolic ( May 7, 1953 - Jan. 23, 1958)
  • Claudius Bayet, M.E.P. ( April 10, 1947 - May 7, 1953 )
  • Henri-Albert Thomine, M.E.P. (July 29, 1944 - March 21, 1945 )
  • Ange-Marie Joseph Gouin, M.E.P. ( April 26, 1922 - July 1, 1943)
  • Constant-Jean Prodhomme, M.E.P. ( June 2, 1913 - Aug. 20, 1920)
  • Marie-Joseph Cuaz, M.E.P. ( June 22, 1899 - 1912 )

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