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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 Vincent Nellaiparambil
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Bishop Vincent Nellaiparambil
Bishop's House,
Padampur Sukhro, P.B. 1,
Kotdwar-246149, Pauri Garhwal Dt.,
Uttarakhand, India

Phone: (01382)222.231
Fax :222.511
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Vincent Nellaiparambil was born on May 30, 1971, in Arippalam in Trichur in Kerala state. He entered the eparchy of Bijnor as a minor seminarian, attending Saint Joseph’s Minor Seminary in Kotdwar until 1990. He secured a degree in art from the University of Allahabad in 1994. He studied theology at the Saint Joseph Regional Seminary where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in theology in 1999.

He was ordained priest on April 8, 1999, and after holding various pastoral offices, obtained a master’s degree from the H.N. Bahuguna University in 2005 and a licentiate in systematic theology from the Dharmaram Vidyakshetram, Bangalore, in 2008. He was head priest in two mission stations for six years. From 2008 to 2012 he was rector of the diocesan minor seminary, coordinator of formation of the eparchy of Bijnor and non-resident member of staff of Saint Joseph’s Regional Seminary in Allahabad since 2008, and resident member from 2012 to 2017.

Pope Francis appointed him bishop of Bijnor on Aug. 30, 2019, and was ordained on Nov. 1, 2019.

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