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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 Weizhu Zhang
Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu was born 1956. He was clandestinely consecrated in Xianxian in 1990 by Bishop Casmir Wang Milu of Tianshui, who is not affiliated with the open Church. The Holy See appointed him as the ordinary of Xinxiang in 1998 but the government forbids him to work there.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Peter Hou Jingwen (died in 1999)
  • Bishop Peter Hou Jingwen (1998 - 1999)
  • Bishop John Liu Dinghan (1986 to 2003 )
  • Bishop John Liu Dinghan (1982 - 1998)
  • Bishop Francis Xavier Zhao Zhen-sheng (Chao Cheng-sheng), S.J. † (1937 - 1970)
  • Bishop Henri Lécroart, S.J. † (1919 - 1936)
  • Bishop Henri Maquet, S.J. † (1901 - 1919)
  • Bishop Henri-Joseph Bulté, C.M. † (1880 - 1900)
  • Bishop Edouard-Auguste Dubar, S.J. † (1864 - 1878)
  • Bishop Adrien-Hyppolyte Languillat, S.J. † (1856 - 1864)

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