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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 Manolo A. de los Santos
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Bishop Manolo A. de los Santos
Bishop's Residence,
Fiat Village, Cavinitan, Virac,
4800 Catanduanes, Philippines

Phone: +63 52 811-3119
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Manolo A. de los Santos, DD was born on Aug 5, 1947, in Basud, Camarines Norte. He was ordained a priest on May 7, 1974, and was appointed Bishop of Virac on Aug 12, 1994. His episcopal ordination was on Sept 12, 1994. His episcopal installation took place on Oct 10, 1994.

Before he became bishop of Virac he served as Officialis - Defender and Judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of Caceres and was a member of the Presbyteral Council of the archdiocese as well as a member of the Board of Consultors there. Last, he held the office of Director of Family Life Apostolate, Archdiocese of Caceres.
Bishop Manolo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Holy Rosary Major Seminary, Naga City, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontificial University of Santo Tomas (Angelicum), Rome.

The bishop is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Permanent Council, of the CBCP Commission on Youth and Defender of the Bond, National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Jose Crisologo Sorra, D.D (appointed in 1974 - transferred in 1993)

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