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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 Clement Tirkey
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Bishop Clement Tirkey
Bishop's House,
Mohitnagar, Jalpaiguri,
West Bengal, 735101, India

Phone: (+35) 61-255371; 09434012947
Fax :(+35) 61- 255370
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Clement Tirkey was born on Sept. 12, 1947, in Jokbahla parish in Jashpur diocese in Chhattisgarh state. He was ordained priest on March 21, 1978, and was appointed bishop of Jalpaiguri on Jan. 31, 2006. His episcopal ordination was on April 23, 2006. Before his present post he was vicar general and social service director of the neighboring Bagdogra diocese in West Bengal state.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop James A. Toppo (1971 - 2004 )
  • Bishop Francis Ekka (1968 - 1971-- then transferred to Raigarh - Ambikapur diocese in central India )
  • Bishop Ambrose Galbiati (PIME) (1952 - 1967)

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