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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Auxiliary Bishop Pius Sin Hozel
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Auxiliary Bishop Pius Sin Hozel
Diocesan Office,
39 Suyeong-ro, 427 beon-gil,
Suyeong-gu, Busan 48316, Korea

Phone: (051)629.8766
Fax :629-8763

The Holy Father appointed Father Pius Sin Hozol as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Busan on May 22, 2021.

Bishop Hozol was born on Sept. 3, 1968, in Busan. After his primary and secondary school education, he studied philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Gwangju, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in theology (1989-1993).

On Feb. 3, 1996, he was ordained priest for the diocese of Busan.

After ordination, he served as parish vicar of Goejeong (1996-1997) and Banyeo (1997-1998). He secured a licentiate and doctorate in sacred liturgy at the Pontifical Saint Anselm Athenaeum in Rome (1999-2008).
He subsequently served as lecturer at the College of Theology in Busan (2008-2016), member of the Commission for the Liturgy of the Bishops' Conference (CBCK) and member of the Liturgical Commission.
At Busan Catholic University, he was assistant professor (2009-2013); administrative office collaborator (2011-2013); library director (2012-2013); associate professor (2013-2016) and chaplain coordinator (2016-2019).

From 2019 he had served as president of Busan Catholic University.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Cheol-soo Hwang (21 Nov 2007 Appointed - 18 Aug 2018 Resigned)
  • Bishop Augustine Cheong Myong-jo, D.D. (1999 - 2007)
  • Bishop Gabriel Lee Gap-sou, Ph.D., D.D. (1975 - 1999)

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