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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 Peter Xuegang Luo
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Bishop Peter Xuegang Luo
Catholic Mission,
Bishop's House, Shungking,
Szechwan, China

Peter Luo Xuegang was born on February 20, 1964, in Renshou County, in Sichuan Province. He began his priestly studies at Sichuan Catholic Theological and Philosophical College in April 1984, and graduated in December 1988, after which he joined the Shanghai Sheshan Monastery. He was ordained priest on November 30, 1991, and was assigned to the Diocese of Leshan.

Father Luo Xuegang studied at the National Seminary of Catholic Church during March-December, 2004. He was elected the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Yibin in Sichuan Province on January 9, 2010, and was ordained Coadjutor Bishop on November 30, 2011, with a Papal Mandate. He became the Bishop of Yibin on December 16, 2012, after the death of his predecessor John Chen Shi-zhong.

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