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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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Auxiliary Bishop Allwyn D’Silva
Archbishop's House,
21 Nathalal Parekh Marg,
Mumbai-400001, India

Phone: (022)2202.10.93; 2202.11.93
Fax :2285.38.72
Email: [email protected]

Auxiliary Bishop Allwyn D’Silva was born April 20, 1948, in Amboli. He was parish priest of St. John the Baptist Church, Thane (West), when the appointment came on Dec. 20, 2016.

He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Mumbai.

He was ordained priest on April 19, 1975. As part of his priestly ministry he spent 21 years in the slums of Mumbai where he was deeply involved in human rights issues, social concerns and more recently in environmental matters at the local, regional and national levels.

Actively involved in environmental concerns, he is also secretary of the climate change desk of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) and is visiting professor the archdiocesan seminary.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias (2001 - 2014 retired)
  • Simon Cardinal Pimenta (1978 - 1997)
  • Valerian Cardinal Gracias (1950 - 1978)
  • Archbishop Thomas d'Esterre Roberts SJ (1937 - 1950)
  • Archbishop Joaquim Lima SJ (1928 - 1936)
  • Msgr. Sebastian Xavier (1926 - 1928)
  • Archbishop Herman Jurgens, SJ (1907 - 1916)
  • Dom Sebastiao Jose Pereira (1902 - 1928)
  • Archbishop Theodore Dalhoff, SJ (1891 - 1906)
  • Dom Antonio Pedro da Costa (1887-1901)
  • Archbishop George Porter, SJ (1886 - 1889)
  • Bishop Leo Meurin, SJ (1867 - 1886)
  • Bishop Walter Steins, SJ (1861 - 1867)
  • Bishop Alexius Canoz sj (1858-1861)
  • Bishop Anastasius Hartmann ofm Cap (1850-1858)
  • Bishop William Whelan, OCD (1848 - 1850)
  • Bishop Ferdinand Fortini, OCD (1840 - 1848)
  • Bishop Peter of Alcantara, OCD (1795 - 1840)
  • Bishop Victorinus of St.Mary (1789; 1791 - 1793)
  • Bishop Angelino of St.Joseph (1785 - 1786)
  • Bishop Charles of St.Conrad (1773 - 1785)
  • Bishop Dominic of St .Clare (1755 - 1772)
  • Bishop Sebastian of St. Margaret (1754)
  • Bishop Innocent of the Presentation (1746 - 1753)
  • Bishop Peter of Alcantara (1732 - 1745)
  • Bishop Mauritius of St Teresa (1720 - 1726)

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