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 Prakash Mallavarapu
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Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu
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Maharanipeta Visakhapatnam
530 002 Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: +91- 891-2706428 (o) , +91- 891- 2704404 (p)
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Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Nizamabad in Hyderabad. He was ordained priest on Oct. 11, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Cuddapah on May 22, 1998, and was installed on July 22, 1998. On July 26, 2002 he was transferred to the diocese of Vijayawada.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him archbishop of Vishakapatnam on July 3, 2012. On Aug. 10, 2012, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio led the installation ceremony at the cathedral of Visakhapatnam. He succeeds Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu, M.S.F.S., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu is the secretary general of the Conference of Catholics Bishops in India, a body of Latin Rite bishops in India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Kagithapu Mariadas Francis De Sales (2001-2012)
  • Archbishop Francis De Sales Kagithapu Mariadas (1982-2012)
  • Bishop Gopu Ignatius (1966-1981)
  • Bishop Joseph A. Baud (1947-1966)
  • Bishop Peter Rossillion (1926-1947)
  • Bishop Jean Marie Clerc (1891-1926)
  • Bishop Joseph Marie Tissot (1863-1886)
  • Bishop T. Sebastian Neyret (1849-1862)

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