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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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Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan

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Apostolic Administrator Nestor J. Adalia
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Apostolic Administrator Nestor J. Adalia
Bishop's Residence,
Salong, 5200 Calapan City,
Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Phone: (043)288.3079
Fax :288.4669
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis appointed Father. Nestor Adalia to head Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan in November 2018. Before the new appointment, he was serving as Vicar General of Calapan.

He replaced Bishop Warlito Itucas Cajandig who quit due to ill-health.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1955, and was appointed apostolic administrator on Nov. 13, 2018.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Father Buenaventura Malayo Famadico (Priest: Oct. 25, 1983 to April 6, 2002 -now bishop of Gumaca)
  • Bishop Wilhelm Josef Duschak, S.V.D. (July 12, 1951 Appointed-Nov. 26, 1973 Resigned)
  • Bishop William Finnemann, S.V.D. (Dec. 4, 1936 Appointed-Oct. 26, 1942 Died)

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