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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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Diocese of Kanjirapally

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Bishop Jose Pulickal
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Bishop Jose Pulickal
Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box 22,
Kanjirapally - 686507,
Kottayam Dt., Kerala, India

Phone: (04828)20.26.65; 20.29.06
Fax :20.52.00
Email: [email protected]

Rev. Jose Pulickal was appointed the bishop of Kanjirapally by Pope Francis on Jan. 15, 2020.

He had earlier been serving as the auxiliary bishop of the same diocese.

Bishop Jose Pulickal was born in Inchiyani, near Mundakkayam, on March 3, 1964. He pursued his priestly studies at the minor seminary of Mary Matha and later joined St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor and was ordained priest on Jan. 1, 1991.

He continued his priestly studies to obtain a master’s degree in biblical theology from St. Peter’s Institute, Bengaluru. He also served as vicar of Kanjirapally cathedral and the director of Snehashram Jesus Fraternity.

He has also served as vicar of Pathanamthitta forane and diocesan consultor.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Mathew Arackal (23 Dec 2000 Appointed - 15 Jan 2020 Retired)
  • Bishop Mar Mathew Vattakkuzhy (1986-2001)
  • Bishop Mar Joseph Powathil (1977-1985)

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