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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 Derek Fernandes
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Bishop Derek Fernandes
Bishop's House,
B.C. 69, Belgaum-590001,
Karnataka, India

Phone: (0831)2420.587, + 91 8382 282363 (Personal)
Fax :2424.226, + 91 8382 282452
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Derek Fernandes was born on May 14, 1954, and ordained priest on May 5, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Karwar on Feb. 24, 2007, and was ordained on April 20, 2007. He succeeded bishop emeritus Bishop William Leonard D'Mello who was the first bishop of Karwar from the inception of the diocese in 1976. Bishop Derek Fernandes was serving as the diocesan social service director at the time of his appointment.

Pope Francis appointed him as the new bishop of Belgaum on May1, 2019.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Peter Machado (2 Feb 2006 Appointed - 19 Mar 2018 Appointed, Archbishop of Bangalore)
  • Bishop Bernard Moras (1997-2004)
  • Bishop Ignatius Lobo (1968-1994 Emeritus)
  • Bishop Fortunato da Viega Coutinho (1964-1967)

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