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 Jesse Eugenio Mercado
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Bishop Jesse Eugenio Mercado
Bishop's Residence,
34A.AguirrebAvenue Cor.F.Cruz Street,
BF Homes,Phase 111,
Parañaque City, Philippines

Phone: (63) 02 825-4151
Fax :(63) 02 825-4151
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Jesse Eugenio Mercado was born on June 6, 1951 in Santa Cruz, Manila. He was ordained a priest on March 19, 1977, and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 25, 1997. His episcopal ordination was on March 31, 1997. On Dec. 7, 2002 the late pope created the Diocese of Parañaque from the southernmost parishes of Manila archdiocese and appointed him as the first Bishop of Parañaque. He was installed on Jan. 28, 2003. Before his appointment as auxiliary bishop, he first served as rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filipino in Rome (1994-1997). He was secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Seminaries while serving as rector of the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary in Makati City (1988-1994). He was professor and assistant spiritual director (1981-1988) of the pre-college department of San Carlos Seminary in Makati City where he earlier served as director (1979-1981) and spiritual director of San Pablo Regional Seminary in Baguio City (1977-1979). His earliest assignment was as parochial vicar of San Isidro Parish in Pasay City (1977).

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