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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 Nakhon Ratchasima

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Nakhon Ratchasima diocese was created on Dec. 18, 1965, and covers an area of 41,148 square kilometres. It comprises the three northeastern provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Chaiyaphum which have a combined population of about 5.2 million people. Among them, 5,721 or 0.11 percent of the total population are Catholics. The diocese, a suffragan of Tharae-Nongsaeng archdiocese, is divided into 31 parishes. The diocese is regarded as the gateway to the northeastern provinces and is linked by railways and superhighways to Bangkok. 

The website of Nakhon Ratchasima Diocese is available at:www.catholic.or.th/bishopkorat/

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