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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 John Renlei Wang
216 Qingnian Road, Xuzhou City,
Jiangsu Province, 221003

Phone: 86-516-83601036

Bishop John Wang Renlei was born on June 5, 1970 in the neighboring Shandong province. He studied at Sheshan Regional Seminary in Shanghai 1989-1992. He was ordained a priest in 1996 and furthered his studies at the National Seminary in Beijing until 1999. In 2001, he was appointed vicar general of Xuzhou. He was ordained coadjutor bishop of Xuzhou by Bishop Joseph Zhao Fengchang of Yanggu (Liaocheng) without papal mandate on May 18, 2011 to succeed his nonagenarian predecessor Bishop Thomas Qian Yurong, which passed away on March 22, 2013. The Holy See recognized him as legitimate bishop in early 2012.

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