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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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Bishop Mel Rey Uy
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Bishop Mel Rey Uy
Sentro Pastoral ng Diocesis,
P.O. Box 60, Isabang,
4301 Lucena City, Philippines

Phone: (042)710-4585; 373-1646
Fax :710-4728

Bishop Mel Rey M. Uy was born in San Agustin, Romblon, on 6 January 1968. He studied philosophy at the San Pius X Seminary of Roxas, Capiz, and theology at the St. Thomas University in Manila, where he obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Romblon on 24 May 1994.

He subsequently held the offices of spiritual director of the San Lorenzo Seminary, Romblon (1995-1996); director of the Holy Rosary Academy in San Agustin, Romblon (1995-2000); teacher at the San Lorenzo Seminary, and pastor of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Carmen, San Agustin (1998-2004); pastor of the St. Antonio de Padua parish in Agnipa, Romblon, and diocesan chancellor (2004-2009). Since 1999 he has served as director of the Diocesan Commission on Liturgy, and since 2010, diocesan bursar, and director of the Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat and of a Base Community.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez (13 Sep 2003 Succeeded - 29 Jul 2017 Retired)
  • Bishop Profugo Ruben T. (1982-2003)
  • Ruben T. Profugo (1982 - 2003 Resigned)
  • José Tomás Sánchez (1976 - 1982, Appointed Archbishop of Nueva Segovia)
  • Alfredo Maria Obviar y Aranda (1959 - 1976 Retired)

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