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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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Archdiocese of Kupang

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Kupang archdiocese covers 14,150.15 square kilometers, comprising five districts of Kupang, Rote, Sabu, Alor and South Central Timor.

Divine Word missioners started visiting local Catholics in Kupang in 1910, but the first temporary Catholic church was built in South Central Timor district in the 1930s.

The local Church experienced significant growth after 1965, when many followers of local beliefs joined. Kupang diocese was created on April 13, 1967, and elevated to an archdiocese on Nov. 23, 1989.

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