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 Joseph Chi Linh Nguyên
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Archbishop Joseph Chi Linh Nguyên
Toa Tong Giam Muc,
6 Nguyen Truong To,
Tp. Hue, Viet Nam

Phone: (054)3831.143
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh was born on Nov. 22, 1949 at Ba Lang parish in Thanh Hoa province. After he was accompanied by his family to move to the south in the 1954 exodus, he studied philosophy and theology at local seminaries in Hue, Nha Trang and Da Lat in 1962-1977. In 1977, when he left the Pius X Pontifical Institute, he returned to his family in Nha Trang diocese and did many jobs for a living until he was ordained a priest on Dec. 20, 1992. Bishop Linh furthered his studies at Institute Catholique de Paris in France in 1995-2003 and obtained a doctorate in philosophy. After he returned to Vietnam, he taught at the Stella Maris Major Seminary in Nha Trang. Bishop Linh was named bishop of the northern Thanh Hoa diocese on June 12, 2004 and his episcopal ordination was on Aug. 4, that year. On 26 October 2016 Pope Francis appointed him as the new Archbishop of Hue.

He is able to speak English, French and Latin except his native language.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Francis Xavier Van Hong Le (18 Aug 2012 Appointed - 29 Oct 2016 Retired)
  • Archbishop Nguyen Etienne Nhu The (1998-2012)
  • Archbishop Etienne Nguyen Nhu The (1998 - 2012)
  • Administrator Father Jacob Le Van Man (1990-1994)
  • Archbishop Philips Nguyen Kim Dien (1968-1988)
  • Apostolic Administrator Cardinal Joseph Marie Trinh Van Can (1968-1988)
  • Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc (1960-1968)
  • Bishop Jean Baptiste Urrutia (1948-1960)
  • Bishop Fran?ois M. Lemasle (1936-1946)
  • Bishop Alexandre P. Chabanon (1931 -1936)
  • Bishop Eugene M. Allys (1908-1931)
  • Bishop Maria Antoine Louis Caspar (1880-1907)
  • Bishop Martin J. Pontvianne (1877-1879)
  • Bishop Joseph Hyacinthe Sohier (1862-1876)
  • Bishop François Marie Pellerin (1850-1862)

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