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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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J.D. Avelino Street,
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6710 Samar, Philippines

Phone: +63 55 209-1372
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Email: [email protected] /[email protected]

Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD was born on July 8, 1956, in Panlaan. He was ordained a priest on June 23, 1987, and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu on Dec. 27, 2009. His episcopal ordination was on Feb. 18, 2003, 1973. Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Palo on June 19, 2004. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Calbayog on Jan. 5, 2007. He was installed on March 8, 2007.

EDUCATION
Elementary– Panlaan/Bitoon Elementary School
High School– Bitoon National High School
Pre-College– Pope John XXIII Minor Seminary, Cebu City
Philosophy– San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu City
Theology– Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, Cebu City
MINISTRY
1988-1991– Formator, Professor and Spiritual Director,
Pope John XXIII Seminary
1990-1991– Procurator, Pope John XXIII Seminary
1989-1991– Spiritual Director, Legion of Mary– Junior Curia
1991-2002– Formator/Professor, San Carlos Seminary College
1991-1998– Spiritual Director, San Carlos Seminary College
1992-1994– Pastoral Director, San Carlos Seminary College
1998-2002– Rector, San Carlos Seminary, College
for 12 years– Spiritual Director,
Padre Pio Contemplative Community of Cebu

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