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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 Joseph Perumthottam
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Archbishop Joseph Perumthottam
Archbishop's House,
P.B. 20, Changanassery,
Kerala- 686101, India

Phone: (91) 481-2420040, 2420379, 2420614
Fax :(91) 481-2422540
Email: [email protected]

Archbishop Joseph Perumthottam was born on July 5, 1948, at Punnathura in Kottayam district, Kerala. He was ordained priest on Dec. 18, 1974, and nominated auxiliary bishop of Changanassery archdiocese on April 24, 2002. His episcopal ordination took place the following month on May 20. He was appointed archbishop on Jan. 22, 2007, the day Archbishop Joseph Powathil retired as head of the archdiocese. A well-known theologian, he had been teaching at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary in Vadavathur, and the Missionary Orientation Center. He has written books on liturgy and Church history.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Mathew Kavukattu (1950-1969, died Oct. 9, 1969)

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