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Cardinal Sebastian Francis
Cardinal Francis
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Cardinal Sebastian Francis
Catholic Diocesan Centre,
290 Macalister Road 10450 Georgetown,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4 2269807; +60 4-2292761; 2292742
Fax :+60 4 2285671
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Cardinal 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.

On Sept 30, 2023, Pope Francis elevated Bishop Sebastian Francis, to Cardinal.

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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