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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 Udon Thani

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Udon Thani diocese covers 50,046 square kilometers and includes Thailand's civil provinces of Udon Thani, Nongkhai, Khon Kaen, Loei and Nong Boa Lamphu. It is a suffragan diocese within the Eccleciastical Province of Tharae-Nongsaeng.
Udon Thani became an apostolic prefecture on May 7, 1953, and was made a diocese on Dec. 18, 1965. Redemptorist Bishop Clarence Duhart was named its first bishop on Dec. 18, 1965, the same day it assumed diocesan status. The American-born missioner, who resigned on Oct. 18, 1975, was the main consecrator of his successor, Bishop George Yod Phimphisan, on Dec. 12, 1975. The cathedral of the diocese is consecrated to the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

The website of Udon Thani Diocese is available (only in Thai) at: www.udon-diocese.cbct.org

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