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 Kornelius Sipayung
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Archbishop Kornelius Sipayung
Jl. Imam Bonjol 39,
Medan 20152, Sumatera Utara,

Phone: (061)451-6647; 451-9768
Fax :414-5745
Email: [email protected]

Archbishop Sipayung was born on Aug. 26, 1970, in Bandar Hinalang-Kabanjahe North Sumatra province.

He attended Christus Sacerdos Minor Seminary in Pematangsiantar before being ordained as a priest on Dec. 11, 1999, and serving as parish priest of Our Lady of the Assumption in Kabanjahe.

In 2002, he studied dogmatic theology at Gregoriana University in Rome.

Since 2005, he has served as a lecturer in various theological disciplines at St. John's School of Philosophy and Theology in Pematangsiantar.

He was elected Capuchin provincial superior in 2015 and was re-elected this year for a second term until 2021.

Archbishop Sipayung is also a member of the theological commission at the Indonesia Bishops’ Conference and is a member of the Pacific-Asia Capuchin Conference.

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