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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Bishop John Lee Juo-Wang
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Bishop John Lee Juo-Wang
15 Ch'angyoung, Lou-2,
Tainan 70127, Taiwan

Phone: (06)237-5761
Fax :209-2813

The Holy Father appointed Father John Lee Juo-Wang as bishop of the diocese of Tainan on Nov 14, 2020. Prior to the new appointment, he was serving as vicar general of the diocese.

Bishop Juo-Wang was born on Nov. 2, 1966, in Taiwan. After attending the Salesian High School, he studied philosophy and theology at the Saint Pius X Seminary in Tainan (1984-1992). He was ordained a priest on Jan. 1, 1993.

After priestly ordination he has held the positions of assistant priest at the cathedral (1993-1996) and parish priest of the Holy Name of Jesus (1996-1999).

Later, he obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. Since 2002 he has also served as parish priest of the Causa Nostrae Laetitiae Shrine; since 2014 parish priest of Saint Joseph’s Church and president of the Commission for the Promotion of Vocations; since 2017 diocesan chancellor; and from 2019 until the present, vicar general of the diocese of Tainan.

He is also a member of the presbyteral council and the college of consultors.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bosco Chi-nan Lin (24 Jan 2004 Appointed - 14 Nov 2020 Retired)
  • Archbishop Joseph Cheng Tsai-fa (Dec. 3, 1990 - Jan. 24, 2004)
  • Bishop Paul Ch'eng Shi-kuang (June 7, 1966 - Dec. 3, 1990)
  • Archbishop Stanislaus Lo Kuang (March 21, 1961 - Feb. 15, 1966)

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