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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 Paul Ningyou Meng
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Bishop Paul Ningyou Meng
Catholic Mission,
Archbishop's House,
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

Bishop Paul Meng Ningyou of Taiyuan was born in 1963. He was ordained priest in the year 1991, and was ordained Coadjutor Bishop of the Archdiocese of Taiyuan, in Shanxi province, on September 16, 2010. He succeeded the Bishop of Taiyuan on November 24, 2013.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Silvester Jiantang Li (Died on 13.08.2017)
  • Bishop Bonaventure Zhang Xin, O.F.M. (1981 - 1994, died in 1999)
  • Father Bishop Li Dehua (1955-1958)
  • Father Hao Nai (1951-1955)
  • Archbishop Dominic Luke Capozi, O.F.M. † (1940 - 1983)
  • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. † (1916 - 1938)
  • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. † (1910 - 1916)
  • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. † (1902 - 1909)
  • Bishop St. Gr†goire Grassi, O.F.M. † ( 1891 - 1900)

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