Hornbill Unleashed

November 22, 2016

Archbishop Fernandez’s appointment a true honour, recognition for Malaysia, PM says

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Pope Francis gives the traditional biretta hat to new cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez of Malaysia during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 19, 2016. — Reuters picNajib Razak has congratulated Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Anthony Soter Fernandez for his appointment as a cardinal by Pope Francis.

“Congratulations to his eminence Rev Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez for being appointed as a cardinal by the Pope.

“Archbishop Fernandez’s appointment is a true honour for Malaysia and recognition of our multi-cultural society,” Najib said in his latest Twitter account today.

Fernandez,84, is Malaysia’s first ever cardinal to be named by the Pope in Vatican City on October 9.

He is among 17 new cardinals elevated to the second highest rank within the Roman Catholic hierarchy.


Source : Bernama Online


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