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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Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo
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Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo
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Jl. Katedral 7, Jakarta 10710,

Phone: (62) 21 - 381 334 5 / 381 432 2 / 351 114 1
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Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo was born on July 9, 1950 in Sedayu, Bantul, Yogyakarta. He joined St. Peter Canisius Minor Seminary in Mertoyudan, Central Java, in 1968 and completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology at Catholic University of Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, in 1971. He was ordained priest for Semarang archdiocese on Jan. 26, 1976.

Pope John Paul II appointed him archbishop of Semarang on April 21, 1997, and his episcopal ordination followed on Aug. 22 that year. In 1981, Archbishop Suharyo received a doctoral degree from Pontifical Urban University in Rome. In addition to his post as Archbishop of Semarang, he was appointed head of the Military Ordinariate on Jan. 2, 2006.

On July 25, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed the prelate coadjutor archbishop of Jakarta. He succeeded Cardinal Julius Darmaatmadja as archbishop of Jakarta on June 28, 2010, when the Pope accepted the resignation of the cardinal.

On 5 Oct 2019, Pope Francis Elevated Archbishop Ignatius to Cardinal.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Julius Riyad Cardinal Darmaatmadja (1996-2010)
  • Bishop Andreas Henrisoesanta, SCJ (1979-2012)
  • Archbishop Leo Soekoto, SJ (1971-1997)
  • Archbishop Adrianus Djajasepoetra, SJ (1953-1970)
  • Apostolic Vicar Petrus Willekens, SJ (1934-1952)

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