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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 Nalgonda

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The diocesan territory stretches over a land area of 32,661 square kilometers and comprises the civil districts of Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar.

Population

The population in the diocese was 6,536,676 as of 2016. The main tribal group in the district is the Lambadas.

Language

Telugu and Urdu are the main languages used in the diocese.

Political

The major parties in the districts are the Indian National Congress, Telugu Desam and the Communists.

Transportation

The infrastructural facilities are good. The modes of transport are railways, public buses and other vehicles.

Geography

The diocesan territory stretches over a land area of 32,661 square kilometers and comprises the civil districts of Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar.

Economy

The per capita income was Rs 9,148 ($208) as of February 2007. There are no major industries in the district. The principal crops are paddy, groundnut, red gram, green gram, castor, cotton and chilly.

Telecommunication

Telecommunication services are fairly widespread. No TV or radio stations in the territory.

Education

The literacy rate here is 50.78 percent.

Culture

Local art forms of dance, drama and singing are popular.

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