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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 Prefecture of Tunxi

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Tunxi (or Tunki) is the seat of the Latin Catholic Apostolic prefecture (a pre-diocesan jurisdiction, not entitled to a Titular Bishop) of Tunxi / Tunkien(sis) (Latin adjective), which depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. It was established on 1937.02. 22 on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Wuhu (now a Diocese). No statistics available.

It has been vacant indefinitely without Apostolic administrator (possibly dormant) since the death of its only incumbent: Father José Fogued y Gil, Claretians (C.M.F.) (born in Spain) (1937.04.24 – death 1954.01.24).

Tunxi District forms the central district of Huangshan City, Anhui Province, eastern People's Republic of China. It has a population of 150,000 and an area of 249 square kilometres (96 sq mi). Tunxi District has jurisdiction over four subdistricts and five towns.

The most well-known tourist spot is the Old Town, although Tunxi is also close to the Huangshan Mountain Range and  Hongcun Village, both of which are World Heritage Sites.

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