CNA Staff, Oct 28, 2020 / 06:10 am
Malaysia's first cardinal died Wednesday at the age of 88.
Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez died Oct. 28 at a home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in the town of Cheras, according to a communique from the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.
Fernandez, who served as archbishop of Kuala Lumpur from 1983 to 2003, was diagnosed with tongue cancer in November and had been receiving palliative care.
He made history on Nov. 19, 2016, when he received the red hat, becoming the first cardinal in the Southeast Asian country's history.