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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 John Van Ngan Do
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Bishop John Van Ngan Do
Toa Giam Muc,
210 Hung Vuong,
Xuan Binh, Long Khanh,
Dong Nai, Viet Nam

Phone: (061)8603.127
Fax :(061)8603.127
Email: [email protected]

Rev. John Do Van Ngan was born on 7 June 1953 in Ninh Dinh, diocese of Pham Diem. From 1965 to 1973 he was a pupil at the St. Joseph minor seminary of Saigon. From 1973 to 1977 he carried out his priestly formation at the Pontifical St. Pius X College of Ðà Lat. In 1998 he obtained a licentiate in Vietnamese literature from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. From 2006 to 2010 he completed his studies at the Santo Tomas University in Manila, Philippines, obtaining a licentiate in philosophy. He was ordained a priest on 14 January 1992 for the diocese of Xuân Lôc.

After ordination, he held the following offices: vicar of Ninh Phat parish, Xuân Lôc (1992-1994); pastor of Ninh Phat parish, Xuân Lôc (1994-2005); notary of the diocesan tribunal of Xuân Lôc (1995-2005); and teacher at the major seminary of Xuân Lôc (2005-2006). He studied in the Philippines from 2006 to 2010, and has served as professor of philosophy and vice rector at the major seminary of Xuân Lôc since 2010.

On 16 Jan 2021, Bishop John ?o V?n Ngân was appointed as Bishop of Xuan Loc.

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