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This photo will always be close to my heart as His Eminence Anthony Soter held mine (Stanley) and my late wife (Saleth Mary)'s hand for the photo when we visited Him in 1998 from Melaka. We were part of the Catholic Senior Fellowship of St Francis Xavier Church,Melaka. Together with us in the photo is Sim Been Teck & Collin Goh. I was humbled by His Eminence's love, warmth and kindness. May His Soul Rest in Peace in the Mercy of God.
Stanislaus Arokiam1998, St John's Cathedral, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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This photo is very precious to us as Most Rev Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez Solemnized our matrimony God have blessed us with 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Thank you Jesus for the gift of Cardinal Soter. May his soul rest in peace.
Mr&Mrs A. Peter & S. Mary Fatimah1971, St Louis Church, Jalan Convent, Kampung Jambu, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia: "
My first photo with Him ❤️ May your Soul rest in peace
Mariarubini ArumainathanKampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
BEC St. Anthony (Ampang) visit to the L.S.P.             A beautiful day spend with His Eminence and not forgetting Fr. Amalanathan. It was a humbling experience as a BEC, to be able to know about our Cardinal on a personal level. His Eminence will be remembered for his humility, championing social justice and human right, and keeping the interfaith  dialogue strong. Rest in Peace our Beloved Cardinal.
Alyshia Ann Lourdes2019, Pusat Jagaan Little Sisters Of The Poor, Jalan 5/96, Taman Sri Bahtera, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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Lydia Gomez1994, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Taken during 60th jubilee will on of Sr Anne Marie Lopez   in Cheras 2019. A very dear friend of Sr Anne Marie Lopez.
Melissa John2019, Cheras Convent: "
Cardinal Soter and my mum Margaret Andrew , having a chat. Photo taken during Sr Anne Marie  Lopez 60th Jubilee in Cheras
CYNTHIA Andrew2019, Cheras Convent: "
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH CONFIRMATION DAY WITH BISHOP SOTER  1979
Debra Carvalho1979, Holy Spirit Church Penang: "
Meeting His Eminence for the first time. A joyful and kind soul. May his life's journey and teaching inspire many.
Geraldine Wilfred2017: "
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Francis BernardCheras, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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We hosted my late father in law's death anniversary of 10 years. We served lunch for all the residing priests, residents, sisters at the little sisters of the poor. We encountered his eminence, Soter Fernandez, so joyful to see us and welcomed us. Our family served him and the other residents and the nuns lunch and he was touched and through his face expression, he valued family as the main importance. I remember very clearly like it was yesterday that when he came a few times to the Church of the Good Shepherd, and I was in  hospitality to receive him, he will always call me 'thambi' and a contagious smile. You will be deeply missed. May his soul rest in peace.
Edmond Anthony2015, Little Sisters of the Poor Cheras: "
His Eminence with Alesya and me at Sandy place ,
Bernadette Suppiah2020, Malaysia: "
Christan Federation of Malaysia Annual Christmas High Tea. Myself Ivy Tan with St Jude's BEC OUG fellow member Jenny Foo, Cardinal Soter, former St John's primary school headmaster Brother Julian Augustine & CFM executive secretary Elder Tan Kong Beng. 2016 was the year Pope Francis elevated AB Emeritus Soter to Cardinal
Ivy Tan2016, Rumah Uskup, St John's Cathedral, KL: "
Lyn Kam1977, 1977-1979 College General, Penang: "
Antony Francis Fernandez — "
Marilyn Robert & family, Penang. — "
Cardinal having a chat with Antony and Mercy's family.
Antony Francis Fernandez2017, Antony and Mercy's residence in Rawang: "
Home-made Malayalee food that cardinal requested.
Antony Francis Fernandez2017, Antony and Mercy's residence.: "
Cardinal relishing his green peas paiyasam with Fr GT and family.
Antony Francis Fernandez2017, Antony and Mercy's residence: "
Catching up with Cardinal.
Antony Francis Fernandez2019, Church of Sacred Heart, Kuala Lumpur: "
James Chen
Shared a heart Red heart
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James Chen2020, Kuala Lumpur: "
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Pam Nair
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Thank you for the beautiful memories!
Lissa Danker2017, Singapore: "
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May you rest in peace.... Cardinal Soter... May you be blessed always. With love from Anthony Pappu and family (Picture : Anthony Pappu and Cecilia Pappu with Cardinal Soter and Fr Eugene)
Anthony Pappu2018, St Anne's CHurch Port Klang: "
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Eternal rest grant unto soul of your servent, our dear Cardinal Soter, O lord May the perpetual light shine upon him and May his soul and the souls of all departed faithfuls rest in Peace... Amen
Aloysius Simon2018, Skudai Catholic Center, Jalan Kebudayaan 1, Taman Universiti, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia: "
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Stan Lee — "
A blessed afternoon !
Hema Jayasuria2019: "
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Christina — "
Soter ( that was how our family knew him, and how he said he  wanted to be known) will be best known for his humility, unpretentiousness and pastoral care for the people. He was a man of God but truly connected with and cared for the people in earth.
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A wonderful luncheon treat by our beloved Cardinal Soter last Labour Day. He said; " Come let's go for lunch. There's this nice mamak stall...."under the tree". We had a wonderful time  and conversation with him. Everytime we go to LSP and if Cardinal is at home, he will spend some time with us. He always greets and welcomes us. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace our beloved Cardinal in the arms of Jesus. Please pray for us. Amen.
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His Eminence with his sons- clergy.
Lawrence Ng CDD2017, St Ignatius Catholic Church, Jalan SS 25/23, Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: "
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I’ve had the kind fortune to see many beautiful tender moments that Cardinal Soter had with people in private. One particular comes to mine, this was taken about a week before Christmas last year. Cardinal was spending time with his favorite residents of Asrama Cahaya, these elderly women with disabilities ranging from hearing, speech and sight impairments to mental disabilities. Approximately 35 women above the age of 60. Most occupants have been with the home since they were young having been abandoned as children. Cardinal has been visiting them for about 4 decades as his residence was just across the road when he was Archbishop of KL.  He spent that whole morning with them, wheeling them around, listening to their stories, hearing their confessions.. He knew them by name! They had a very special place in his heart and I am sure he did as well to them. It brought so much joy just to see him being with them, taking the time of just being in the moment. He even asked if my Mum was with me of which I brought her to see him. I realised now that every time I would see Cardinal, he would always without fail ask about my Mum and my family’s well-being.. right up to till the very end! It speaks volumes about the kind of man he was, his genuine love for others and how he carried it with such humility and that sense of dignity that was a lot bigger than himself. He met real Saints in his lifetime but I know for a man who carried the embodiment of Christ was nothing short of being an everyday Saint himself. I am going to miss these simple yet beautiful moments and how precious they were.
Gary Liew2019, Asrama Cahaya Rumah Wanita Cacat Infant Jesus Convent, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Tq.. Cardinal Soter.. a father a shepherd.. you have inspired me in many ways .. I remember very clearly how excited I was to meet you when I was 16 yrs old as a young messenger for BEC Ampang town helping my mom who was the BEC leader then... you came with fr peter the pp of st Anthony kl , you went around on pastoral visit , ascension chapel ampang Tasek, all becs zones , visiting communities listening n encouraging us to build our faith communities based on the word shared n lived in the BEC. You were very firm on the point to set aside every Wednesday of the week for the BEC. We saw the BECs growing... you have given Us the gud fiery spirit of ‘aggiornamento’1976.I came to see you in 1995, telling my desire to be a priest, you told me “ go continue doing your work n pray ...” and then Came the surprise, you sent me a letter accepting me to enter seminary college general, Penang in 1996. I asked you” your grace , what shall I bring along to the seminary?” You answered , “ leave behind all your asayo files , just bring your self alone”. ( I was actively involved In asayo - youth office then) ... throughout my formative yrs... you have very firmly corrected, challenged, taught, filled me with your gud examples lived n your spiritual life . Thank you! You loved st joseph ! Once I was helping to clear some things in your room at Cardign hse, I saw a tiny wooden statue of st joseph beside de bed, and you told me , how miraculous st joseph is to you. You said , joseph may not be famous like Mary with all great feasts n stories but St joseph a “righteous “man of god , always went ahead doin all that God wants. You liked st joseph very much. You always prayed to him . These really inspired me a lot ! You were a man of ‘ ecumenical n inter religious dialogue’. When I was serving at visitation seremban, in 2017, you came to grace the occasion of “Go MAD” celebrating Malaysia day... you gave us five points in your speech ... they were our own RUKUN NEGARA... and then we together took oath IKRAR... renewing our love and duty for our beloved Malaysia! This was really awesome.You have always been there at all our priests monthly recollections, retreats, fellowships ... and when a priest comes knocks on your door , at any hour , you hv always been available, approachable and hospitable! Our fathers look up to you with deep respect n love ! Thank you!‘Taken from among men, chosen formed ordained and sent to live among Men and serve them’ you have always reminded us with these n many more words ... Tq! I still remember , at age of 16 I stood a far and was watching  you getting down from fr peter’s car, with your hands together showing respect saying “thosthiram  amma ayya “  to my parents n rest of people there waiting and welcoming with joy . You showed love , warmth and “nearness” with the flock like Jesus did. For most of us it was the first time meeting , receiving n having fellowship with an archbishop. Thank you Your Eminence, you will continue living in our hearts! Pray for us. We love you!Fr George Harrison Vatican City
George Harrison1989, Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia: "
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Always a joy to visit...
Sandy T2014: "
Julie LimKuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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During the last years of His Eminence's journey in life, I had the privilege to meet him in a handful of occasions. Whenever i was up close with him, he always had a tendency to hold my hand. Maybe this was something he did to most people. However, while he would hold my hand, he held it in a such a way that it wouldn't be easy for me to let go, both physically and emotionally. Looking back, I think that's a reflection on how Catholicism ought to be, that once you hold on to Christ, you shouldn't let go no matter what. My prayers go for his soul, that God would hold him in the same manner. Requiescat in Pace
Tristan PaulKuala Lumpur: "
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Marilyn Chia - St. Ignatius Church: It was a privilege to have attended Holy Hour at the chapel of the Little Sisters of the Poor old folks home back in 2018 (while waiting for my daughter to finish an outreach session).  After Holy Hour I met Cardinal Soter outside the chapel. What touched me the most was when he said to me: “How are you my child?”, and gave me this card.
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Thank you for service and leadership.
Matthew Raj2011, Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health, Lorong Satu, Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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In response to "What did His Eminence Anthony love to do?"
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WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.)  Disability Awareness event and special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Soter Fernandez, hosted by Eagle's Wing Ministry, St. Joseph Church, Sentul. - 2017
Nicolas Lourdes2017: "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.)  Disability Awareness event and special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Soter Fernandez, hosted by Eagle's Wing Ministry, St. Joseph Church, Sentul. - 2017
Nicolas Lourdes2017, Sentul, KL, Malaysia: "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.)  Disability Awareness event and special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Soter Fernandez, hosted by Eagle's Wing Ministry, St. Joseph Church, Sentul. - 2017
Nicolas Lourdes2017, Sentul, KL, Malaysia: "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.)  Disability Awareness event and special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Soter Fernandez, hosted by Eagle's Wing Ministry, St. Joseph Church, Sentul. - 2017
Nicolas Lourdes2017, Sentul, KL, Malaysia: "
Nicolas Lourdes2017, Sentul, KL, Malaysia
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.)  Disability Awareness event and special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Soter Fernandez, hosted by Eagle's Wing Ministry, St. Joseph Church, Sentul. - 2017
Nicolas Lourdes2017, Sentul, KL, Malaysia: "
Thank you for everything you have done.
Matthew Raj2016, Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health, Lorong Satu, Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Thank you for your golden memories and guidance.
Matthew Raj2010, Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health, Lorong Satu, Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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Nicholas and mum
Sol Vic — "
With Nicholas
Sol Vic — "
Sharon Theresa — "
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Joseph Onn Boon Leng — "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.) Lenten Pilgrimage to Little Sisters of the Poor, thereafter a teatime treat by His Eminence Cardinal Soter Fernandez - March 2018)
Nicolas Lourdes2018, Cheras, KL, Malaysia: "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.) Lenten Pilgrimage to Little Sisters of the Poor, thereafter a teatime treat by His Eminence Cardinal Soter Fernandez - March 2018)
Nicolas Lourdes2018, Cheras, KL, Malaysia: "
WHEELS (Assumption Church, PJ.) Lenten Pilgrimage to Little Sisters of the Poor, thereafter a teatime treat by His Eminence Cardinal Soter Fernandez - March 2018)
Nicolas Lourdes2018, Cheras, KL, Malaysia: "
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The Two Great Friend~ On 4th Jan 2017, His Eminence Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez with Fr Francis Ng, CDD (RIP 5th Aug 2018) at the celebration of 90th Anniversary of CDD ( Congregation of The Disciples of The Lord ) at St Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya. Both of them was sitting together, and having good time together,  now they are joining together in the eternal home.  Rest in Peace.
Lawrence Ng CDD2017, St Ignatius Catholic Church, Jalan SS 25/23, Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: "
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Taken on my Sacrament of Confirmation in 1999, with the most humble and down to earth Bishop, His Eminence Cardinal Soter Fernandez together with my late dad. This photo is now 21 years old and it will be kept very close to my heart.
Monica Perera1999, Jesus Caritas Church, Kepong Baru.: "
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Francis Lazarus
Judy Fernandez — "
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Jane Dava
Shared a heart Red heart
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James Lee Boon Hock2016, Malaysia
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In response to "What did you you learn from His Eminence Anthony?"
John Chin2013, LSP Cheras
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Sharing 1/2 of His Eminence ordination card
Rosalind SimonIpoh, Perak, Malaysia: "
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Sharing His Eminence ordination card.
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Chris Chew1992, Train from KL to Penang: "
His Eminence with friends from Sydney, Australia.
Lourdes Nathan2019: "
His Eminence inspired the young Altar Servers
Christina Joseph2017, Church of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (1960), Jalan Peel, Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Christina Joseph
Shared a heart Red heart
His Eminence at the GO MAD 2 Carnival
Paul Fernandez2017, Church of The Visitation, Seremban., Jalan Yam Tuan, Bandar Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia: "
Paul Fernandez2017, Church of The Visitation, Seremban., Jalan Yam Tuan, Bandar Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia: "
Dr. Iylen B2020, Holy Rosary Church, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Memories of his eminence,  who was a bishop than with my grandfather and father at SAC, KL while I was a teenager.  Rest in peace cardinal 🙏
Jane Dava1990, St. Anthony's Church, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Steven Lawrence — "
An opportunity to meet him. A  memory having lunch with Cardinal Anthony Soter.
Margaret Netto — "
Victoria LorsamyThe Little Sisters Of The Poor
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Michelle Anne Gabriel1976, St. Michael's church, Ipoh, Perak.: "
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Rita Patrick1995, Assunta Hospital PJ, Jalan Templer, Pjs 4, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: "
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This was a memorable meeting for us. He  shared his vision  for ABECAT and  our BECs, especially in harnessing leaders  with love and mercy. We will continue his journey and make his dreams come true. I love you and will miss my  humble shepherd who has made a great difference in my life. Rest in peace Cardinal.
Rita Krish2018, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Cheras LeisureMall, Taman Bukit Segar, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Stan Amaladas2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada: "
His Eminence Soter Fernandez having a drink with the late catechist, Mr. Mathalamuthu from Sungai Petani. His Eminence always treasured friendships.
Reuben Benedict2014: "
Reuben Benedict
Shared a heart Red heart
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His Eminence Anthony and I at the launching of the Tree of Hope Campaign
Scolastica Maria Lukose2017, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur (Cardijn House), Cardijn House, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
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His Eminence Cardinal Soter Fernandez and his spiritual son Fr Eugene Benedict
Angeline Lee2018, Holy Rosary Church, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Lawrence Netto — "
Fond memory of Cardinal Soter inviting  Ben and I to the chapel of Sisters of the Poor  to celebrate mass for our 40 th wedding anniversary, prayed a blessing upon us then invited us to his unit to prepare breakfast for us. Gave us a beautiful plaque of our Lady and attended our celebration at night. What a loving and supportive Shepherd . Grant to him eternal rest O Lord and let your perpetual light shine on him. May he Rest In Peace. Amen.
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Christina
Shared a heart Red heart
Dominic GohSt. John Vianney Catholic Church, Tampin.N .Sembilan: "
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Angeline Lee — "
With Cardinal Soter during Mama Angeline Benedict's 40th Days Prayer
Angeline Lee — "
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His Eminence Anthony Soter Fernandez and his extended family on 7th Sept 2019 - The Fernandez Sisters
Stefy Collins2019, Infant Jesus Convent, Cheras: "
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Annual Christmas blessings with the Cardinal. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
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Annual Christmas blessings with the Cardinal. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
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Ruth Netto — "
Anthony Heng — "
Cardinal Soter was fond of children. Babies naturally gravitated towards him. Fondly remembered
Sylvia Joseph2017, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Year 2016, during dinner time with CDD Fathers and received the news from Vatican : Habemus Cardinale Anthony Soter  Fernandez.
Anthony Heng2016, St Ignatius Catholic Church, Jalan SS 25/23, Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: "
Thank you Cardinal for being that special person to the Maria Joseph family. We will always cherish the time you spent with all of us. May You Rest In Peace...
Carol Joseph2018, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Selfie with Cardinal
Priscilla Samson2017, Assunta Hospital PJ, Jalan Templer, Pjs 4, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: "
Memories with Cardinal, the then Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur.
Priscilla Samson1988, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "
Unplanned visit to His Eminence to inform him about my marriage and got his blessings and he prayed for the marriage too