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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 Thomas Thuruthimattam
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Bishop Thomas Thuruthimattam
The Bishop's House,
Civil Lines, University P.O.,
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh 273 009, India

Phone: 0551 2332 723, Mob(+91) 94509 59399
Fax :(91) 551-2342357
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Thomas Thuruthimattam, CST, was born on April 22, 1947, in Aruvikuzhy, Kerala. He was ordained priest on Dec. 21, 1973, and appointed bishop of Gorakhpur on July 15, 2006. His episcopal ordination was on Oct. 1, 2006. Bishop Thuruthimattam was the superior general of the Little Flower Congregation (CST Fathers) before his appointment as the diocesan prelate.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Dominic Kokkat CST (1984-2006)

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