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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 Joseph Yinlin Zhang
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Bishop Joseph Yinlin Zhang
Catholic Mission,
Bishop's House, Jixian,
Henan, China

Joseph Zhang Yinlin was born on March 27, 1971, in Linzhou, Henan. He pursued his priestly studies in the National Seminary of Catholic Church in China, and was later ordained priest on August 17, 1996.

He was made the deputy director of the Henan Catholic Academic Affairs Committee in 2011. Father Zhang Yinlin was later elected as the 12th Henan People's Political Consultative Conference of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in 2013.

He was named the Coadjutor Bishop of Anyang in the Diocese of Jixian, on April 28, 2015, and was ordained Coadjutor Bishop on August 4, 2015 by a Papal Mandate. He later became the Bishop of Jixian on May 8, 2016.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Thomas Huaixin Zhang (Died in 2016)
  • Bishop Mario Civelli, P.I.M.E. (1946-1966)
  • Bishop Giovanni Menicatti, P.I.M.E. (1903-1920)
  • Bishop Stefano Scarella, P.I.M.E. (1882-1902)

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