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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 Niranjan Sual Singh
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Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh
Bishop's House,
Ainthapali, Sambalpur
768004, Orissa, India

Phone: 0663 2541 656
Fax :2541.656
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

The Holy See appointed Father Niranjan Sual Singh of the clergy of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar as bishop of Sambalpur on July 26, 2013. The bishop was born in Kottama in 1961 and was ordained priest in 1991. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish assistant in Raikia, Modasoro and Balliguda, professor at the Khristo Jyoti Mohavidyaloyo Regional Theologate of Sason and moderator of seminarians in the archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. He succeeded Bishop Lukas Kerketta, S.V.D., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Lucas Kerketta (1986-2013)
  • Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D (1974-1985)
  • Divine Word Bishop Herman Westermann (1951-1974)
  • Divine Word Bishop Herman Westermann (1951-1974)

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