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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 Aloysius Sudarso
Archbishop Sudarso
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Archbishop Aloysius Sudarso
Palembang Archdiocese,
Jl. Tasik 18, Palembang 30135,
South Sumatra, Indonesia

Phone: +62 711-350417
Fax :+62 711-314776
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Archbishop Aloysius Sudarso was born in Yogyakarta, 405 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, on Dec. 12, 1945. He was ordained priest on Dec. 14, 1972, and appointed auxiliary bishop of Palembang, South Sumatra province, on Sept. 17, 1993. His episcopal ordination was on March 25, 1994. On May 1, 1997, he was appointed bishop of Palembang, and was installed on June 29 in the same year. Due to the elevation of Palembang diocese as an archdiocese, he was appointed and installed as archbishop on July 1, 2003. His motto is "Tuus servus sum ego" (I am your servant).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Joseph Hubertus Soudant, S.C.I (1963 - 1997)
  • Henri Martin Mekkelholt, S.C.I (1934 -1963)
  • Harrie van Oort, S.C.I (1927 - 1934)
  • Enrico Smeets, S.C.I (1924 - 1926)

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