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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 Geevarghese Makarios Kalayil
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Bishop Geevarghese Makarios Kalayil
Shanthi Bhavan, Catholic Bishop's House,
Parladka, P.O. Puttur-574201,
Karnataka, India

Phone: (08251)236.538
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Geevarghese Kalayil was born on July 16, 1958, in Renjalady, in Karnataka. He studied theology at the Papal Seminary of Pune. He holds a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He was ordained a priest on May 1, 1986, and has exercised his pastoral ministry in more than ten dioceses. In addition he has served as secretary to the bishop; director of Saint Joseph’s School, Battery; and vice-rector and rector of Saint Mary’s Major Seminary. Since 2010 he has served as protosyncellus of the eparchy of Puthur.

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