Oct 28 - Extracts of Chancery Obituary Notice - His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez


This is an extract from the Chancery Obituary Notice dated 28th October 2020 - His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez


His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez
22nd April 1932 – 28th October 2020
Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese

  • 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.

  • Details of the Wake are as follows:


    Date: Thursday, 29th Oct
    Venue: Community Centre, Cathedral of St John, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur
    Time: 12 pm to 9 pm

    Date: Friday, 30th Oct
    Venue: Cathedral of St John, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur
    Time: 8 am to 9 pm

    Each visitor is allowed a maximum of 15 minutes for viewing, paying respects and personal prayer. Due to CMCO restrictions, the number of visitors at any single time should not exceed 20 pax. If you wish to pay your respects, kindly complete the online pre-booking form at https://wake.archkl.org

    Funeral Mass

    Date: Saturday, 31st October 
    Time: 10.30am

    Due to restrictions under the CMCO, the Funeral Mass will not be opened to the public but will be live streamed from ArchKL YouTube Channel - https://Tv.ArchKL.org

  • On behalf of the Archdiocese, His Grace Most Reverend Julian Leow, the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur would like to express a special thank you to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Archdiocesan staff, clergy companions, caregivers, members of his private medical team, doctors and staff of Assunta Hospital and University Malaya Medical Centre for their care and compassion during His Eminence’s ailment.


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