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Bishop Sebastian Francis
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Bishop Sebastian Francis
Bishop's House,
1 Bell Road, 10350
Penang, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4 2269807
Fax :+60 4 2285671
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Sebastian Francis, D.D., was born on Nov. 11, 1951 in Johor Bahru. He was ordained a priest of Melaka-Johor on July 28, 1977. He studied in Rome and has been active in pastoral care and in education. On July 7, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Penang. Before his appointment, Monsignor Sebastian Francis served as Vicar General of Melaka-Johor Diocese. The episcopal ordination of Bishop Sebastian Francis was held at St Anne's Church in Bukit Mertajam on Aug. 21, 2012.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Selvanayagam Antony (1983-2012)
  • Bishop Antony Selvanayagam (1983 - 2012)
  • Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez (1977 - 1983)
  • Archbishop Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean (1968 - 1977)
  • Bishop Francis Chan (1955 - 1967)

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