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 Victor C. Ocampo
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Bishop Victor C. Ocampo
Bishop's House,
Brgy. Rosario, Gen. Luna St.,
Gumaca, 4307 Quezon, Philippines

Phone: (042)317.6214
Fax :317-7620
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis appointed Fr. Victor Ocampo the new bishop of Gumaca.

Bishop Victor C. Ocampo was born on 16 March 1952 in Angles City. Bishop Ocampo studied philosophy and theology at San José Seminary, in Quezon City. Following his priestly ordination in 1977 for Balanga Diocese he worked in 8 parishes as well as served as director of various diocesan offices such as the catechetical office, the liturgical commission, the Biblical apostolate, the family and laife commission and was also the chancellor of the diocese and member of the consultors. He was also the diocesan administrator of Balanga diocese in the absence of the bishop.

He will succeed Bishop Buenaventura Famadico who was transferred to the Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna in 2013.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • José Francisco Oliveros (Priest: 1984 to February 2, 2000 -now bishop of Malolos)
  • Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez (Dec. 15, 1984 to May 4, 2002 - now bishop of Lucena)
  • Bishop Buenaventura Malayo Famadico (-)

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