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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 Victor Henry Thakur
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Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur
Khristbandhu Nivas,
Byron Bazar,
Raipur-492001,
Chhattisgarh,
India

Phone: 0771 4052 429, 08109147288
Fax :4052.429
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur was born on July 1, 1954, in Chakhani, West Champaran district, Bihar state. He was ordained priest on May 3, 1984, and served as chancellor of the diocese of Raipur and secretary to the Raipur bishop before being appointed bishop of Bettiah on June 27, 1998. His episcopal ordination followed on Nov. 11, 1998. Bishop Thakur chairs the education commission of the Bihar Regional Bishops’ Council. He was appointed archbishop of Raipur on June 3, 2013, and was installed on Sept. 19, 2013.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Philip Ekka, SJ (1985-1991)
  • Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (1975-2013)
  • Monsignor Francis Werner Hunold, Apostolic Administrator (1974-1983)
  • Monsignor John Weidner, Apostolic Administrator (1964-1974)

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