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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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Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga

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Archbishop Florentino Galang Lavarias
Archbishop Lavarias
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Archbishop Florentino Galang Lavarias
Mother of Good Counsel Seminary
City of San Fernando,
2000 Pampanga, Philippines

Phone: +63 45 961-2639 * 961-2789
Fax :+63 45 961-2639
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias, DD was born on March 14, 1957 in Santa Ines, province of San Fernando. He was ordained a priest on Sept. 26, 1985. Pope John Paul II appointed him Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Iba on June 19, 2004. He was ordained bishop on Aug. 12, 2004. His installation took place on Aug. 31, 2004. Bishop Lavarias speaks English, Tagalog, and Ilocano.

Education
Elementary: 1964-1965, Sta. Ines Elementary School
1965-1970, Mabalacat Elementary School
High School 1970-1974, St. Anthony College, Mabalacat, Pampanga
College 1974-1978, Holy Angel University, Angeles City
Philosophy 1979-1981, San Carlos Seminary, Makati City
Theology 1981-1985, San Carlos Seminary, Makati City

Ministry
April-September 1985 - Deacon, Metropolitan Cathedral
September 1985 - Vice-Rector, Metropolitan Cathedral
June 1986-May 1989 Spiritual Director, Pre-College Department,
Mother of Good Counsel Seminary
June 1989-May 1995 - Director of Seminarians, Pre-College Department,
Mother of Good Counsel Seminary
June 1995-April 1996 - Director of Seminarians, Philosophy/College Dept.,
Mother of Good Counsel Seminary
April 13, 1996-September 3, 1998 - Parish Priest, Parish of the Lords
Ascension, Lourdes Heights Subd., San Fernando, Pampanga
September 3, 1998-July 24, 2004 - Staff Members, Assisted Intensive
Renewal (AIR), For Priests, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Clergy
August 31, 2004 - Installed as the Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Iba
July 11, 2005 - Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Vocations
July, 2009 - Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Clergy

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