Former Archbishop of Colombo passed away

Former Archbishop of Colombo, His Lordship Nicholas Marcus Fernando passed away today.

He was 87 years old at the time of his demise.

His Lordship, who was born in December 1932, was appointed as the Priest of Colombo, Sri Lanka in December 1959.

He was thereafter appointed as the Archbishop of Colombo in March 1977 and was later ordained as the Archbishop of Colombo in May 1977.

His Lordship resigned as the Archbishop of Colombo in July 2002. (Colombo Gazette)

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