Antony Selvanayagam

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His Excellency
Antony Selvanayagam
Bishop Emeritus of Penang
See Diocese of Penang
Installed 8 November 1983
Term ended 7 July 2012
Predecessor Anthony Soter Fernandez
Successor Sebastian Francis
Other posts Auxiliary Bishop of Kuala Lumpur
Orders
Ordination 20 December 1969
Consecration 1 September 1980
Personal details
Born (1935-10-24) 24 October 1935 (age 81)
Bentong, Pahang, British Malaya
Nationality Malaysian
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence George Town, Penang

Antony Selvanayagam is the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Penang, Malaysia. He was elected by Pope John Paul II as the 4th bishop of Penang after the transfer of his predecessor, Bishop Anthony Soter Fernandez to the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur as the 2nd archbishop of Kuala Lumpur. From 1980-1983, he was an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, holding the titular see of Giru Mons. He retired in 2012 due to old age, and was succeeded by Msgr. Sebastian Francis as the new Bishop of Penang. He has served as head of the church's Commission for Ecumenism and Interreligious Affairs.[1]

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  1. ^ Islam in Southeast Asia: political, social, and strategic challenges for the ... By Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anthony Soter Fernandez
4th Catholic Bishop of Penang
1983–2012
Succeeded by
Sebastian Francis