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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Archbishop Marco Tin Win
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Archbishop Marco Tin Win
Archbishop's House,
81st and 25th Street,
Mandalay 06011, Myanmar

Phone: (02)31.852

On 25 Apr 2019, Pope Francis appointed Rev. Marco Tin Win as the Archbishop of Mandalay.

Archbishop Tin Win was born in Mon Hla, district of Shwebo, in the Archdiocese of Mandalay on April 22, 1960, and attended primary and secondary schools in Mon Hla and secondary school in the St. Aloysius Minor Seminary in Pyin Oo Lwin.

In 1979 he entered the St. Joseph's Major Seminary in Yangon, where he completed his philosophical and theological studies. On September 22, 1987, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Mandalay.

From 1992 to 1997 he studied at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome and obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy.

Since his ordination, Archbishop Tin Win has held a number of pastoral and administrative roles, including diocesan director for interreligious dialogue, rector of the Saint Thomas Preparatory Seminary of Mandalay, diocesan bursar, parish priest of the parish of Mary, Help of Christians in Sagaing, and executive secretary of the Episcopal Conference in Yangon. He is currently vicar general, rector of the Cathedral of Mandalay and lecturer in philosophy at Saint Joseph’s Major Seminary in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang (3 Apr 2014 Succeeded - 25 Apr 2019 Retired)
  • Bishop Charles Bo ( 2002-2003)
  • Archbishop Alphonse U Than Aung (1987-2002)
  • Archbishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng (1976-2014)
  • Archbishop Aloysius U Ba Khin (1965-1987)
  • Archbishop Joseph U Win (1955-1965)
  • Bishop Joseph U Win (1954)
  • Bishop Foulquier (1906-1930)
  • Bishop Cardos (1902-1906)
  • Bishop Usse (1893-1902)
  • Bishop Simon (1888-1893)
  • Bishop Bourdon (1872-1887)

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