His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez22nd April 1932 – 28th October 2020

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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