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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 Joseph Duc Cuong Nguyen
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Bishop Joseph Duc Cuong Nguyen
Toa Giam Muc,
50 Nguyen Truong To,
Phuong Truong Thi,
Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam

Phone: (037)3853.138
Fax :3713.599
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis June 25, 2018 appointed Reverend Joseph Nguyen Duc Cuong as Bishop of Thanh Hoa in Viêt Nam. He was a priest of Da Lat at the time of appointment.

Reverend Joseph Nguyen Duc Cuong was born on 14 October 1953 in Quang Truong, in the diocese of Thanh Hoa.

He did seminary studies for Da Lat in its seminaries and at the Pontifical Saint Pius X College in Da Lat. He completed his priestly formation at the Saint Joseph major seminary in Saigon. In 2012 he held a leadership course at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila, Philippines.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Chi Linh Nguyen (21 May 2004 Appointed - 29 Oct 2016 Appointed, Archbishop of Hu?)
  • Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (2003-2004)
  • Bishop Bartholomew Nguyen Son Lam (1994-2003)
  • Administrator Father Anthony Tran Loc (1990-1994)
  • Bishop Peter Pham Tan (1959-1990)
  • Bishop Louis de Cooman Hanh (1932 - 1954)

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