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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 Peter Abir Antonisamy
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Bishop Peter Abir Antonisamy
Bishop's House,
Near SKM Auditorium,
Chedayankalai Kanjikode,
678623, Palakkad, Kerala, India

Phone: 0491 280 3420
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Pope Francis created the diocese of Sulthanpet and made Monsignor Peter Abir Antonysamy its first bishop on Dec. 28, 2013.

Bishop Antonisamy was born in Sathipattu, in 1951, and was ordained priest in 1979.

He holds a master's degree in biblical theology from St. Peter's Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, a master's degree in literature and history from the University of Titrupathy, a licentiate in sacred scriptures from the Biblicum in Rome, and a doctorate in sacred scriptures from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome.

He has served in a number of pastoral and academic roles, including secretary to the archbishop of Bangalore and the chancellor of the Curia, professor of sacred scriptures at the Good Shepherd seminary, Coimbatore, parish priest of Kurumbagaram, director of St. Paul's Bible Institute, Poonamelle, deputy secretary of the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council, co-ordinator of the Catholic Biblical Federation of South Asia, and director of the Tamil Nadu Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre.

Since 2004 he is the director of the Emmaus Spirituality Centre, Sithanagur, which he founded in 2004.

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