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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 Sebastian Vadakel MST
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Bishop Sebastian Vadakel MST
Bishop's House
P.B.No. 234
Maria Nagar, Dewas Road
Ujjain - 456 010, M.P., India

Phone: +91 734-2515970, 2521155
Fax :+91 734-2513201
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Sebastian Vadakel, MST was born on Oct. 7, 1952 at Vilakumadam in the eparchy of Palai, Kerala. He joined Deepti College, the minor seminary of the Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle (MSTA). He had his major seminary formation at St. Joseph's Seminary, Mangalore. He was ordained priest on April 19, 1979.

His first appointment was as professor at Deepti College, Melampara and later served as its rector. In 1982, he was sent to Rome for higher studies where he took his doctorate in canon law. On his return he was sent to the Ujjain Mission where he served as assistant parish priest in Khadi and Shajapur and parish priest at the Cathedral, Ujjain. During this time he took B.A. and M.A. in Hindi literature. He also served as visiting professor of a number of Major Seminaries and formation centers. On May 18, 1993, he was elected the director general of MSTA which office he held until May 18, 1998.

He was nominated bishop of Ujjain on June 5, 1998, to succeed Mar John Perumattam and was ordained bishop on Sept. 8, 1998, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Ujjain. In 2008, he was appointed as the chairman of the Commission for Evangelization and Pastoral Care of the Migrants of the Major Archiepiscopal Syro-Malabar Church. He is also a member of the Council of the Bishop of Madhya Pradesh and is the Chairman of the Commission for Ecumenism & Inter Religious Dialogue in Madhya Pradesh.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Mar John Perumattam MST (1977-1998)

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