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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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Archbishop Angelito Rendon Lampon
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Archbishop Angelito Rendon Lampon
Archbishop's Residence,
141 Sinsuat Ave., P.O. Box 186,
9600 Cotobato City, Philippines

Phone: (064)421-2918
Fax :421-1446

Born in M’lang, Cotabato, on March 1, 1950, Bishop Lampon was ordained a priest for the congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) on March 26, 1977.

His assignments were as follows: parish priest in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat and in the Cathedral of Cotabato (1977-1978); staff member of the Notre Dame Archdiocesan Seminary (1979-1981); director of Postulants and Scholastics of the OMI (1988-1992); Provincial Superior, OMI Philippine Province (1988-1992) and General Counsellor of OMI at their general administration in Rome (1992-1997).

On November 21, 1997, he was appointed apostolic vicar of Jolo and became part of the Rome-based Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in 2012.

In the CBCP, Lampon headed the Commission on Interreligious Dialogue from 2011 to 2017. Currently, he is the chairman of the Commission on Ecumenical Affairs.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo (30 May 1998 Appointed - 6 Nov 2018 Retired)
  • Archbishop Philip Francis Smith, OMI (1980-1998)
  • Archbishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI (1951-1980)

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