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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.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri
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Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri
Toa Giam Muc,
2 Van Mieu,
Phuong Chi Lang,
Tx. Lang Son,
Viet Nam

Phone: +84 914 060 398
Fax :+84 511 3871856
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri was born on 12 September, 1956 at Binh Trieu commune, Thang Binh district, Quang Nam province. He has 10 siblings.
After he was ordained a priest for Da Nang diocese on 21 November, 1989, Father Tri served a local parish before he was sent abroad to further his studies in France till 2002.

After he returned home, he served at Tra Kieu Marian shrine until he was ordained bishop on 13 May, 2006. His episcopal ordination was on 4 August that year.
He also serves as head of the Episcopal Commission for Marriage and Family of the Vietnam Bishops’ Conference.
On March 12, 2016 Pope Francis appointed him bishop of Lang Son.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Dang Duc Ngan (2007-2016)
  • Bishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (1999-2007)
  • Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung (1998-1999)
  • Bishop Vincent Pham Van Du (1960-1998)
  • Bishop Felix Maurice Hedde Minh (1929-1960)
  • Monsignor Marie Dominique Maillet Binh (1923-1928)
  • Monsignor Bertrand Cothonay Chieu (1913-1923)

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