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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Bishop Albert Hemrom
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Bishop Albert Hemrom
Bishop's House,
P.O. Box 50,
Assam, India

Phone: (0373)2324.436, 2321.496
Fax :2321.496
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Hemrom was born in Konapathar in Dibrugarh 1969. He joined St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh, and then studied at Christ the King College, Shillong, and at Oriens Theological College, Shillong.

He was ordained priest in 1999. He obtained a licentiate in canon law from St. Peter’s Pontifical College, Bangalore, (2003) and a secured a doctorate from the Pontifical Lateran University (2014).

He served the diocese in various capacities and has been a visiting professor at Oriens Theological College, Shillong (2006-2011). He was also judicial vicar of the diocesan tribunal and rector of St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh.

Coadjutor Bishop Albert Hemrom succeeds as Bishop of Dibrugarh on 15 Feb. 2021, as Bishop Joseph Aind retires.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Aind (11 Nov 1994 Appointed - 15 Feb 2021 Retired)
  • Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, S.D.B. ( 1981 -1992)
  • Bishop Robert Kerketta, S.D.B. (1970 - 1980)
  • Archbishop Hubert D'Rosario, S.D.B. (1964 -1969)
  • Bishop Orestes Marengo, S.D.B. (1951 -1964)

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