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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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Diocese of Qizhou (Kichow/Qichun)

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The Diocese of Qizhou/Kichow/Qichun was a diocese located in the city of Qizhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Hankou in China.

History

  • July 18, 1929: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Huangzhou from the Apostolic Vicariate of Hankou
  • June 1, 1932: Promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Huangzhou
  • January 27, 1936: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Qizhou
  • Bishop Ruggero Raffaele Cazzanelli, O.F.M. appointed Apostolic Vicar of Qizhou (January 27, 1936 – 1941)
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Qizhou
  • Bishop Horace Ferruccio Ceól, O.F.M. appointed Bishop of Qizhou (June 10, 1948 – June 23, 1990)
  • Qizhou Diocese had some 15,570 Catholics in 1948

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