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 Vincent Silu Zhan
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Bishop Vincent Silu Zhan
No. 1 Beida Street, Qiaocheng Qu,
Ningde City Church
Ningde City, Fujian Province, China
Postal Code: 352100

Phone: 0593-2825864

Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu is the head of the open church community. Ordained illegitimately without papal mandate in 2000 with 4 other bishops, Bishop Zhan became the only prelate who has not been granted pardon till now.

Bishop Zhan succeeded as the ordinary of the “open” church community when his predecessor Bishop Peter Zhang Shizhi died in 2005. He, however, postponed twice his installation until May 2006 to avoid coinciding with the elevation of Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong to cardinal in late March or the illegitimate episcopal ordinations of two bishops that were held in Kuming and Anhui.

Bishop Zhan, who obtained in 1988 a bachelor´s degree in theology from Hong Kong diocese´s Holy Spirit Seminary College, which is aggregated to Pontifical Urban University in Rome, told UCA News in 2006 he “supports the Holy Father” and “is confident that the Holy See would gradually accept” him.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Peter Zhang Shizhi ( 1986- 2005)
  • Bishop James Xie Shiguang ( 1984- 2005)
  • Archbishop Theodore Labrador Fraile, O.P. ( 1926 – 1946)

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