28th October 2020
It is with profound sorrow that the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur announces the demise
of Malaysia’s first cardinal, His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez, who has
peacefully passed on Wed, 28th October at 12.35pm at St Francis Xavier Home for the
Elderly in Cheras.
His Eminence, who was the second archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, was
diagnosed with tongue cancer in November 2019 and had been receiving palliative care
at the St Francis Xavier Home, where he had been residing since 2013.
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