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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 Christophorus Tri Harsono
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Bishop Christophorus Tri Harsono
Keuskupan, Jl. Gereja 3,
Purwokerto 53115,
Jawa-Tengah, Indonesia

Phone: (0281)635.632
Fax :631.611
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Bishop Harsono was born in Bogor on January 18, 1966 and ordained as a priest of Bogor on February 5, 1995.

After attending the Stella Maris Minor Seminary of Bogor, he completed his philosophical and theological studies at the Catholic University of Bandung. He was ordained priest on Feb. 5, 1995, for Bogor diocese.

On 14 July, 2018 Pope Francis appointed him bishop of Purwokerto, Indonesia.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Julianus Kema Sunarka (10 May 2000 Appointed - 29 Dec 2016 Retired)
  • Bishop Paschalis Soedita Hardjasoemarta, MSC (1974-1999)
  • Monsignor Guillaume Schoemaker,-Bishop (1961-1973)
  • Monsignor Guillaume Schoemaker,-Apostolic Vicar (1950-1961)
  • Monsignor Bernardo Visser-Apostolic Vicar (1942-1949)
  • Monsignor Bernardo Visser-Apostolic Prefect (1932-1941)

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