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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Apostolic Administrator Thomas D’Souza
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Apostolic Administrator Thomas D’Souza
Bishop's House,
Don Bosco Road,
P.O. Krishnanagar-741101,
Nadia Dt., West Bengal, India

Phone: (03472)252.554; 252.664
Fax :252.664
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Thomas D'Souza was born on Aug. 26, 1950, in Mangalore diocese, southern India. He was ordained priest on April 16, 1977, and was appointed bishop of Bagdogra on June 14, 1997. His episcopal ordination took place on Jan. 25, 1998.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him coadjutor archbishop of Calcutta on March 12, 2011.

On April 17, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him as the apostolic administrator of Krishnagar diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes (17 Apr 2002 Appointed - 17 Apr 2019 Retired)
  • Lucas Sircar sdb (1984- 2000)
  • Mathew Baroi sdb (1970-1983)
  • L.R. Morrow sdb (1939- 1969)
  • Vincent Scuderi sdb (1935-1939)
  • Stephen Fernando sdb (1934-1935)
  • Emmanuel Bars sdb (1928-1934)
  • Santino Taveggia (1905-1928)
  • Bishop Hugo M. Bottero (1899-1913)
  • Rev Frances Pozzi (1886-1905)

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