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 Jose Porunnedom
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Bishop Jose Porunnedom
Bishop's House,
P.B.No.1, Mananthavady-670 645,
Wayanad, Kerala, India

Phone: +91 4935 240735, 240745, 242613
Fax :+91 4935 240265
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Jose Porunnedom was born at Vettimattam in Idukki district of Kerala on March 13, 1956. He completed his seminary studies at St. Joseph's Minor Seminary, Thalassery, St. Joseph's Seminary, Aluva and the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome. He was ordained priest on Dec. 22, 1982. He served the archdiocese of Thalassery as a parish priest, secretary to Bishop Thoomkuzhy and chancellor of the diocese. In 1986, he went to Rome and obtained a doctorate in canon law from the Oriental Institute. In 1991, he returned to the dioceses and became epharchial judge.

He was appointed the third bishop of the eparchy of Mananthavady on March 18, 2004. He was consecrated as the bishop and took charge of the eparchy on May 15, 2004.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Emmanuel Pothanamuzhy (1997-2003)
  • Bishop Jacob Thoomkuzhy (1973-1995)

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