Biography - His Eminence, Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez

Cardinal Fernandez OfficialHis Eminence, Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez, DD spent two decades at the helm of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, standing by his bishopric principles of justice and peace.

The main advocate of the 1976 Aggiornamento renewal of the Church in Peninsular Malaysia, he built on this theme when adopting the Renewal Parish Project (RPP) in 1983 as well as convening multilevel pastoral councils throughout his tenure.

In 20 years as Archbishop, Anthony served as chairman of the Bishops’ Commission for Inter-Religious Affairs, Office of Human Development for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference and the Justice and Peace Commission.

On 19th November 2016, Archbishop Soter Fernandez was elevated as Cardinal by Pope Francis.