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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 Emmanuel Hong Son Nguyên
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Bishop Emmanuel Hong Son Nguyên
Toa Giam Muc,
227 Cach Mang Thang Tam,
Phuong Phuoc Hiep, Tx. Ba Ria,
Vung Tau, Viet Nam

Phone: (064)3737.873
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis on Nov. 27, 2015 appointed Fr. Emmanuel Nguyen Hong Son is the new coadjutor bishop of Ba Ria diocese in southern Vietnam, with the right to succeed its Bishop Thomas Nguyen Van Tram.

Born on Jan. 2, 1952, in Dong Nai, Bishop Son had his priestly training from 1961 to 1971 in the minor seminary of Saigon and at St. Pius X Pontifical College in Da Lat.

After his ordination on Dec. 31, 1980, Bishop Son he was parish priest in Binh Son and in Phuoc Le. From 1994 to 2001 he also was the dean of the Vicariate Forane of Ba Ria.

He studied dogmatic theology and obtaining a licentiate from the Catholic Institute of Paris, France in 2006.

With the creation of the Diocese of Ba Ria, Bishop Son was incardinated into the new diocese.

From 2006 onwards he has been rector of the Minor Seminary of St. Thomas Ba Ria Diocese. In 2011 Bishop Son became the Vicar general of the diocese.

On May 6, 2017 He Succeded as Bishop of Bà Ria.

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