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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 Fulgence Aloysius Tigga
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Bishop Fulgence Aloysius Tigga
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Chotparua, P.O. Karnajora-733130,
Uttar Dinajpur Dt., West Bengal, India

Phone: (03523)252.735, 09474441068
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Father Fulgence Aloysius Tigga was born on March 3, 1965, in Katkahi, in the diocese of Gumla. He completed his studies in philosophy at Vishwa Jyoti Gurukul, and at the Bhopal Regional Seminary.

He was ordained priest on March 3, 1997, for the diocese of Muzaffarpur. He was then incardinated in the diocese of Bettiah when it was created in 1998.

He has held the following offices: parish vicar and headmaster at Loyola Middle School, Chu Chari (1997-2000); parish priest in Chanpatia (2001-2004); parish priest and rector at Saint Peter’s minor seminary in Dussaiya (2004-2009); parish priest at Chakhni (2009-2014); parish priest of the Mother of God Church, Ramnagar, diocesan consultor, and director of vocations and director of the diocesan Commission for the Liturgy (2014-2017); vicar general and parish priest of the Church of the Mother of God in Ramnagar (since 2017).

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