Christians hope new cardinal will foster racial unity

Zikri Kamarulzaman

Modified 8 Jan 2017, 12:57 pm

Catholics in Malaysia today celebrated the appointment of the country's first cardinal in a ceremony at the St John's Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur.

Amid a climate of perceived growing Islamisation and racial polarisation members of the church hoped cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez would help foster better unity among Malaysians.

"I hope he can strengthen the spirit in Malaysia so that all races can come together," Caroline Tan told Malaysiakini when met after the special Sunday mass.

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