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.

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Bishop Ivan Pereira
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Bishop Ivan Pereira
Bishop's House,
Jammu Cantt -180003
Jammu & Kashmir, India

Phone: + 91 191-2430083; 2432978
Fax :+91 191-2454325
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Ivan Pereira was born on June 1, 1964, in Vasai diocese of Maharashtra. He was ordained priest in 1993 for Jammu-Srinagar diocese.

He served as the rector of the St. Paul’s Minor Seminary in Jammu from 2000-2003 and the vicar general and secretary of the Jammu-Srinagar bishop from 2004-2009.

He was the parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bishnah from 2009-2012. Since 2012, he has been serving as the principal of the Burn Hall Higher Secondary School in Srinagar.

Pope Francis on Dec. 3, 2014, appointed Father Ivan Pereira as the new bishop of the Jammu-Srinagar diocese.

Bishop Ivan Pereira succeeded Bishop Peter Celestine, who resigned after reaching the retirement age of 75.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery (1998 - 2014 Retired)
  • Bishop Hippolytus Anthony Kunnunkal, O.F.M. Cap. (1978 - 1998)
  • Father John Boerkamp, M.H.M. (1963 - 1978)
  • Father George Shanks, M.H.M. (1952 - 1963)

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