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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Bishop Paul Anthony Mullassery
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Bishop Paul Anthony Mullassery
Bishop's House,
Tangasseri P.O.,
Kollam-691007,
Kerala, India

Phone: (0474)2796140, 09947448084
Fax :2791.850
Email: [email protected]

Father Paul Antony Mullassery was named bishop of Quilon on April 18, 2018.

He succeeded Bishop Stanley Roman, whose resignation Pope Francis accepted on reaching the age of retirement.

Bishop Mullassery was born on Jan. 15, 1960, at Kaithakody in the diocese of Quilon. Bishop Mullassery did his studies at St. Raphael’s Minor Seminary, Quilon, and at the Trinity Lyceum and at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva.

He was ordained priest on Dec. 22, 1984, for the diocese of Quilon. Bishop Mullassery obtained a doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Urban University, Rome, and a post-doctorate diploma from Gregorian University on the same subject.

He was also joint director of catechesis and Bible apostolate, chancellor of the diocesan curia, episcopal vicar and pro-vicar general, and episcopal vicar for pastoral ministries.

In 2006, he was granted the title of Chaplain of His Holiness.

He also served as judicial vicar and the vicar general of the diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Stanley Roman (16 Oct 2001 Appointed - 18 Apr 2018 Retired)
  • Joseph G. Fernandez (1978-2001)
  • Jerome M. Fernandez (1937-1978)
  • Vincent V. Dereere, OCD (1936-1937)
  • Aloysius Maria Benziger, OCD (1906-1931)
  • Ferdinand Maria Ossi, OCD (1883-1906)
  • Ildephonse Borgna, OCD (1871-1883)
  • Mary Ephrem Carrelon, OCD (1866-1870)
  • Maurice of St. Albert, OCD (1854 )
  • Charles Hycinth Valerga, OCD (1854-1864)
  • Bernadine Ponta Nova of St. Agnes, OCD (1853)
  • Bernardine Baccinelli of St. Theresa, OCD (1845-1853)
  • Jordanus Catalani (1329)

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