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 Joseph Kallarangatt
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Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt
Bishop's House,
Palai - 686 575,
Kerala, India

Phone: 04822 212 000
Fax :+91 4822 211379
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt was born on Jan. 27, 1956, at Kayyoor in Kottayam district of Kerala. He joined Good Shepherd Minor Seminary at Karoor, Palai. He was ordained priest on Jan. 2, 1982. Bishop Kallarangatt served as an assistant parish priest in Aruvithura and Ramapuram parishes. He was sent to Gregorian University, Rome, for higher studies in 1984. After a doctorate in theology, Bishop Kallarangatt taught at the St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor. He also served as the president of the Paurastya Vidyapitam. Following the resignation of Bishop Joseph Pallikaparambil, he was appointed as the third bishop of Palai on March 18, 2004.The episcopal consecration of Bishop Kallarangatt was on May 2, 2004 by Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil and was enthroned by Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Mar Joseph Pallikaparambil Bishop Emeritus (1973-2004)
  • Mar Sebastian Vayalil (1950-1973)

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