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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 James Thoppil
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Bishop James Thoppil
Bishop's House,
Post Box No. 519
Kohima - Nagaland, 797 001 India

Phone: +91- 370- 2228452 (office)
Fax :+91- 370 -227083
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop James Thoppil born on May 8, 1959, in Kottayam into a family of the Syro-Malabar Church. After his primary studies in Kerala, he entered the Minor Seminary of St. Joseph, Dibrugarh (1974-1977). Later, he attended the Christ King College for his philosophy studies (1977-1980).

He was ordained priest on Jan. 12, 1986, in the diocese of Kohima. After ordination, from 1986 to 1990 he was dean of studies at Good Shepherd Seminary, Dimapur.

On June 16, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Kohima.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Domnic Lumon ( 2009-2011)
  • Bishop Emeritus Mukala Jose (1998-2009)
  • Bishop Jose Mukala (1997 - 2009 )
  • Bishop Abraham Alangimattathil, S.D.B. (1973 -1996)

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