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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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Bishop Vincent Aind
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Bishop Vincent Aind
Bishop's House
P.O. Pradhan Nagar,
Siliguri - 734003,
West Bengal, India

Phone: (0353)2511.182; 2518.153
Fax :2518.153
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Vincent Aind was born on Jan. 30, 1955, in Kalchini. He was made a bishop while serving as the dean of the faculty of philosophy of the Morning Star Regional Seminary in West Bengal.

He is a graduate in economics from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, and a postgraduate in English from North Bengal University.

He studied theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary Mangalore and later gained a doctorate from Gregorian University, Rome.

After ordained a priest for Jalpaiguri diocese in 1984, he served it in different capacities as assistant parish priest, parish priest besides working as professor, spiritual director and rector of Morning Star Regional Seminary.

Since 2007 he is a consultant and a member of the diocesan council for economic affairs and secretary of the commission of the clergy, religious and seminarians of the regional episcopal conference of West Bengal.

He is also a member of executive committee and editorial team of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Thomas D' Souza (1997 - 2011, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop Calcutta)

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