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 Siprianus Hormat
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Bishop Siprianus Hormat
Keuskupan, Jl. Ahmad Yani 10,
Tromol pos 801, Ruteng 86508,
Flores, Indonesia

Phone: (0385)21.214
Fax :21.065
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Siprianus, was born on July 16, 1965, and entered the Pius XII Minor Seminary in Kisol before attending the Ledalero School of philosophy and theology in East Nusa Tenggara province.

He was ordained priest on Oct. 8, 1995, and holds a licentiate in moral theology from the Alphonsianum in Rome. He also attended a course for formators at the Pontifical Gregorian University, also in Rome.

The bishop has held several posts, including parish priest of St. Vitalis Church in Cewonikit, chairman of the Ruteng Diocese’s Commission for Youth and formator at St. Peter Major Interdiocesan Seminary in Ritapiret.

He has also served as a trainer and lecturer at the Diocesan Pastoral Institute of Ruteng, secretary of the Indonesian Biblical Association and chairman of the Association of Diocesan Priests. He has served as executive secretary of the KWI since 2016.

On Nov. 13, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him as the bishop of Ruteng diocese.

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