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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 Khammam

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The diocese covers 16,029 square kilometers of Khammam civil district on the banks of Godavari river. The total forest area is 47.8 percent which is the highest in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Population

In Khammam diocese, the population is 2,735,000 as of 2016. The main ethnic groups are Lambadis, Koyas and Konda Reddies.

Language

The languages used in the diocesan territory are Telugu, Urdu, English, Hindi, and tribal dialects.

Economy

Per capita income is Rs 11,722 ($255). Major industry of the region is coal. The main agricultural products are rice, cotton, jowar, maize and chillies.

Telecommunication

Telecommunication facilities are widespread throughout the district. The region has fairly good roads. It also has rail connections to all major towns.

Literacy

Literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 40.06 percent.

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