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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 Francis Kalist
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Bishop Francis Kalist
Bishop's House,
283 Roorkee Road,
Meerut Cantt, Uttar Pradesh
250001, India

Phone: +91 121-2642790
Fax :+91 121-2630091
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Francis Kalist was born on Nov 23, 1957, in Ritapuram parish of Kottar diocese in southern Tamil Nadu state. He was ordained priest for Meerut diocese on Dec 30, 1982. He was appointed bishop on Dec 3, 2008, and was ordained on Feb. 8, 2009. Prior to his appointment as bishop, he served as the rector of the Regional Philosophate, St. Francis Xavier's Major Seminary at Etmadpur, Agra archdiocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Oswald Joseph Lewis (co-adjutor bishop from 1998; transferred in 2005 to the newly created Jaipur diocese.)
  • Bishop Patrick Nair (1974 - retired in 2009)
  • Bishop Joseph B. Evangelisti ofm cap (1956-1973)

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