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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 Joseph Sam-seok Son
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Bishop Joseph Sam-seok Son
70-4, Namcheon 1-dong,
Suyeong-gu, Busan,
613-816, Korea

Phone: 82-51-629-8782
Fax :82-51-625-1762
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok was born on Nov. 3, 1955, in Busan. He was ordained priest on Feb. 6, 1982, and appointed as auxiliary bishop of Busan on Jun. 4, 2010. His Episcopal ordination was on Jul. 9, 2010. Bishop Joseph Son is vicar general of the diocese. He is a member of the episcopal commission for Mission and Pastoral Care of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK) and president of the Committee for Culture of the CBCK.

On 10 Apr 2019, Bishop Joseph Son appointed as bishop of Busan.

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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