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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.

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Archbishop Jose Fuerte Advincula
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Archbishop Jose Fuerte Advincula
Arzobispado,
121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros,
1099 Manila, Philippines

Phone: (02)405-0093; 527-3955
Fax :527-3850; 527-3955

Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula as archbishop in Manila on March 25. He succeeded Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who the pope had appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Vatican on December 8, 2019.

The See of Manila has been vacant for more than 15 months during which Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo served as apostolic administrator.

Cardinal Advincula was born on March 30, 1952, in Dumalag, in Capiz, in the Western Visayas region. He entered Pius X Seminary High School in Roxas City, where he also did his philosophical studies. He subsequently attended theology courses at The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

Following his priestly ordination on April 14, 1979, he was appointed spiritual director as well as professor and dean of studies at St. Pius X Seminary.

Subsequently he began his studies in psychology at the De La Salle University in Manila and in Canon Law in Rome, obtaining the licentiate in Canon Law.

Returning to the Philippines, he served in the seminary of Vigan, Nueva Segovia and in the regional seminary of Jaro. In 1995 he was appointed Rector of the St. Pius X Seminary of Capiz, and also served as Defender of the Bond, Promoter of Justice and Judicial Vicar in the same archdiocese. In 1999 he was appointed parish priest of St. Thomas of Villanueva a Dao.

Saint Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of San Carlos on July 25, 2001. After 10 years, Pope Benedict XVI transferred him to his native Archdiocese of Capiz on Nov. 9, 2011.

Pope Francis created him cardinal at the consistory of Nov. 28, 2020.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle (13 Oct 2011 Appointed - 8 Dec 2019 Appointed, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples)
  • Archbishop Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales (Sept. 15, 2003 appointed - Oct. 13, 2011 retired)
  • Jaime Sin (Jan 21, 1974 appointed - Sep 15, 2003 retired)
  • Rufino Santos (Feb 10, 1953 appointed - Sep 3, 1973 died)
  • Gabriele Reyes (Oct 13, 1949 succeeded - Oct 10, 1952 died)
  • Michael O'Doherty (Sep 6, 1916 appointed - Oct 13, 1949 died)
  • Jeremiah Harty (Jun 6, 1903 appointed - May 16, 1916 appointed, Archbishop [Personal Title] of Omaha)
  • Bernardino Nozaleda, O.P. (May 27, 1889 appointed - Feb 4, 1902 resigned)
  • Pedro Payo, O.P. (Jan 28, 1876 appointed - Jan 1, 1889 died)
  • Gregorio Melitón Santa Cruz (Dec 23, 1861 appointed - Sep 30, 1875 resigned)
  • José Aranguren, O.R.S.A. (Jan 19, 1846 appointed - Apr 18, 1861 died)
  • José Segui, O.S.A. (Jul 5, 1830 appointed - Jul 4, 1845 died)
  • Hilarión Díez, O.S.A. (Jul 3, 1826 appointed - May 7, 1829 died)
  • Juan Antonio Zulaibar, O.P. (Mar 26, 1804 appointed - Mar 4, 1824 died)
  • Juan Antonio Gallego y Orbigo, O.F.M. (Dec 15, 1788 appointed - May 17, 1797 died)
  • Basilio Tom?s Sancho Hernando (de Santas Justa y Rufina), Sch. P. (Apr 14, 1766 appointed - Dec 15, 1787 died)

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