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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 Ubon Ratchathani

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The diocesan territory stretches over a land area of 53,917 square kilometers in Thailand's northeast and covers seven provinces: Amnat Chareon, Mahasarakham, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Roi-et, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Tharae-Nongsaeng.

Population

The diocese had a population of 7,916,177 at the end of 2017. The population of the whole country is about 69 million. 

The website of Ubon Ratchathani Diocese is available (only in Thai) at:www.catholic.or.th/bishopubon/

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