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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 Raphael Masahiro Umemura
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Bishop Raphael Masahiro Umemura was born on June 14, 1952 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. He was ordained a priest on March 21, 1985, and was appointed Bishop of Yokohama on March 16, 1999 by Pope John Paul II. His episcopal ordination was on May 15, 1999.

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