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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 Peter Kochupurackal
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Auxiliary Bishop Peter Kochupurackal
Bishop's House,
Vennakara, Noorani P.O., P.B. 4,
Palakkad-678004, Kerala, India

Phone: (0491)2504.583
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Peter Kochupurackal was elected by Pope Francis as the auxiliary bishop of Palghat diocese, on Jan. 15, 2020.

He was born on May 29, 1964, in Marangoly, Kottayam, and began his priestly studies in 1981, to be ordained priest on Dec. 29, 1990. He pursued his master’s degree in canon law from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bengaluru (1993-95) and served the diocese for ten years. He has obtained a licentiate and a doctorate in oriental canon law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

While serving as judicial vicar, he acted also syncellus for seminarians and consecrated persons in 2016.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Irimpen (1974-1994)

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