Chancery Notice: 27th Dec 2019

27th December 2019
Chan/MC/13/2019


CHANCERY NOTICE


1.0 CLERGY RETIRING
Reverend Father Dr John Gnanapiragasam, the Parish Priest of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Cameron Highlands, has reached the canonical retirement age of 75 years on the 30th of November 2019 and has submitted his resignation according to canon 538§3 (CIC). After having “considered all the circumstances of the person and place,” Archbishop Julian Leow has accepted his resignation. Father John will be residing at Sri Seronok Retirement Village with effect from the 1 st of January 2020.

2.0 CLERGY APPOINTED TO ROMAN DICASTERY
Reverend Father George Harrison, the Parish Priest of the Church of the Visitation, has been appointed to serve the Dicastery for Promoting Human Development under the Roman Curia in the Vatican.

He will be released from his pastoral duties in the parish and the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur from the 31st of December 2019.

3.0 CLERGY TRANSFERS AND APPOINTMENTS
His Grace, Archbishop Julian Leow, has appointed the following priests:

3.1 Reverend Father Xavier Andrew as the Parish Priest of the Church of the Visitation, Seremban, with effect from the 1st of January 2020.

3.2 Friar Kenneth Gopal OCD, as Assistant Parish Priest of the Church of the Visitation, Seremban, with effect from the 1st of January 2020.

3.3 The CDD Fathers will temporarily administer the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Cameron Highlands, with effect from the 1st of January 2020.

4.0 HE, ANTHONY SOTER CARDINAL FERNANDEZ - MEDICAL UPDATE
His Eminence, Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez has recently been diagnosed by his doctors with carcinoma (cancer) of the tongue. His Grace, Archbishop Julian Leow, is in discussion with the medical team to undergo further tests and discern the next course of action for treatment.

His Eminence has requested privacy during his treatment. Prayers and letters may be sent to: Cardijn House, 528 Jalan Bukit Nanas, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Kindly keep His Eminence in your prayers.

 

Rev Fr Michael Chua
Chancellor
Archdiocesan Chancery
528 Jalan Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur