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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko
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Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko
Jl. Pandanaran 13,
Semarang 50244 [Jawa],
Indonesia

Phone: (024) 8312276
Fax :(024) 8414741
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis on March 18, 2017 named Father Robertus Rubiyatmoko as the new bishop of Archdiocese of Semarang in Central Java. He was ordained on May 19, 2017.

He was judicial vicar and formator of the archdiocesan major seminary at the time of his appointment as the new archbishop.

The archdiocese has been vacant Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta died on November 10, 2015.

Born in Sleman, 10 Oct., 1963, Bihsop Rubiyatmoko completed studies St. Peter Canisius Minor Seminary of Mertoyudan and at Pontifical Faculty of Yogakarta and was ordained a priest on 12 August, 1992 for Semarang Archdiocese

Soon after ordination, he began as Assistant parish priest of Santa Maria Assumpta Church in Pakem.

But left for Rome in 1993 for four years where he obtained Graduation in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

One his return he worked as Professor of Canon Law at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology Wedabhakti in Yogyakarta and formator at St. Paul’s Major Seminary of Yogyakarta.

He was also Vice president of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology Wedabhakti, Yogyakarta and Judicial Vicar of Semarang Archdiocese.

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