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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 C. Severo Caermare
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Bishop C. Severo Caermare
Bishop's Residence,
Sicayab Dipolog City,
7100 Zamboanga del Norte,
Philippines

Phone: +63 65 212-2817
Email: [email protected]

Born October 22, 1969 in Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte, Bishop Caermare holds a master’s degree in Theology and pastoral ministry from the St. John Vianney theological seminary in Cagayan de Oro City.

Bishop Caermare was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Dipolog on April 22, 1996.

He served as parish administrator of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and San Isidro in Zamboanga del Norte. He was also formator, rector, professor, and liturgist at Cor Jesus Seminary of Dipolog City and later formator, professor, rector of St. Mary’s Theologate of Ozamis City.

He was rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Dipolog City when his new appointment was announced by Pope Francis on July 25, 2014.

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