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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 Luang Prabang

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Apostolic Administrator Tito Banchong Thopanhong
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Apostolic Administrator Tito Banchong Thopanhong
Eveche, B.P. 113,
Hakhon Kanpheng,
Luang Prabang, Laos

Phone: 20.554.30.697

Father Tito Banchong Thopanhong was born in 1948 and was ordained priest in 1975.

On Feb. 16, 1999, he was appointed as apostolic administrator of Luang Prabang.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I (1968-1975 )
  • Bishop Lionello Berti, O.M.I. [died] (1963-1968 )

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