Bishops Details

Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam, DD

Bishop Emeritus,DIOCESE OF PENANG

Address

Parish House Church of St Francis Xavier
52-K Penang Road
10000 Penang

Contact Details

Telephone : 017-4376629
Email : anselva.pragasam@gmail.com
Website : http://www.pgdiocese.org

Event
Date
Date of Birth :
24-10-1935
Ordained as Priest :
20-12-1969
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kuala Lumpur :
06-03-1980
Ordained Bishop :
01-09-1980
Appointed Bishop of Penang :
02-07-1983
Installed Bishop :
08-11-1983
Retired :
07-07-2012
 

Brief History

Rt. Rev. 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.

Early Life
Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam was born on October 24, 1935 in Malaysia. He was ordained a priest on December 20,1969.

Appointment as Bishop
In 1983, Rt. Rev. Antony Selvanayagam 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.

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.

STATISTICAL SUMMARY

  • Approximate total population : 8,270,600
  • Estimate Catholic population : 55,737
  • Baptism: Infants (under 7 years) : 496
  • Adults : 354
  • Edifices: Parishes : 29
  • Chapels : 58
  • Mass Centres : 25
  • Personel: Bishop : 1
  • Bishop Emeritus : 1
  • Vicars General : 2
  • Diocesan Priests : 34
  • Religious Priests : 10
  • Permanent Deacon : 2
  • Religious Sisters : 83
  • Religious Brothers : 4
  • Seminarians : 7
  • Hermit : 1