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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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Auxiliary Bishop Simon Hyun-jin Ok
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Auxiliary Bishop Simon Hyun-jin Ok
997-1, Sangmu 2-dong,
Seo-gu, Gwangju,
502-855, Korea

Phone: (82) 62-380-2809
Fax :(82) 62-380-2840
Email: [email protected]

Auxiliary Bishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin was born on Mar. 5, 1968 in Muan, Jeollanam-do province. He was ordained priest on Jan. 26, 1994, and appointed auxiliary bishop of Gwangju on May 12, 2011. His episcopal ordination was on Jul. 6, 2011. He serves as vicar general of Gwangju from Jul. 7, 2011.

Bishop Ok is president of the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Korea (CBCK). He is a member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the CBCK.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Andreas Choi Chang-mou, S.T.D., D.D (2000-2010)
  • Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, S.T.D., D.D (1973-2000)
  • Archbishop Peter Han Kong-ryol, D.D (1971-1973)
  • Archbishop Harold Henry, S.S.C., D.D (1950-1971)
  • Monsignor Patrick Brennan, S.S.C (1949-1950 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Owen McPolin, S.S.C (1945-1948 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Thomas Wakida Asagoro (1943-1945 Apostolic Prefect)
  • Monsignor Owen McPolin, S.S.C (1937-1943 Apostolic Prefect)

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