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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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Apostolic Administrator Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss
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Apostolic Administrator Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss
Bishop's House,
P.O. Box 14, 12A Convent Road,
Tiruchchirappalli-620001, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (0431)2415.635; 2401.568
Fax :2417.502
Email: [email protected]

Bishop M. Devadass Ambrose was born on Oct. 6, 1947, in the village of Ammapet near Thanjavur. He was ordained priest on Aug. 5, 1974, and appointed bishop of Thanjavur on July 18, 1997, the third ordinary of the diocese. His episcopal ordination was on Sept. 24, 1997. Bishop Ambrose was the vice rector of St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore before his appointment as the diocesan prelate. He is now chairman for the commission for catechetics of the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council.

On July 14, 2018, he appointed apostolic administrator of Tiruchirapalli.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Antony Devotta (16 Nov 2000 Appointed - 14 Jul 2018 Retired)
  • Bishop Gabriel Lawrence Sengol (1990 - 1997)
  • Bishop Thomas Fernando (1970 - 1990)
  • Bishop James Mendonca (1938 - 1970)
  • Bishop John Peter Leonard, S.J (1936 - 1938)
  • Bishop Ange-Auguste Faisandier, S.J. (1913 - 1934)
  • Bishop Jean-Marie Barthe, S.J. (1890 - 1913)
  • Bishop Alexis Canoz (1846 - 1888)
  • Bishop Louis-Charles-Auguste Hebert, M.E.P. (1836 - 1836)
  • Bishop Clement Bonnand, M.E.P. (1836 - 1850)

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