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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 Administrator Joseph Hongchun Zhao
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Apostolic Administrator Joseph Hongchun Zhao
Catholic Mission, Harbin,
Sungkiang, China

Joseph Zhao Hongchun was born in 1973. He was ordained priest in 2004. Father Zhao Hongchun was appointed the Administrator of the Apostolic Administration of Harbin in December 2011.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Liu Huanbo † (Aug. 26, 1990 Ordained without papal mandate - 1997 Died)
  • Bishop Peter Wang Ruihuan † (July 14, 1959 Ordained without papal mandate - Nov. 13, 1992 Died)
  • Archbishop Mario Zanin † (Jan. 7, 1934 Appointed - 1946 Appointed, Official of the Secretariat of State)
  • Archbishop Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini † (May 28, 1931 Appointed - 1933 Resigned)

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