Bangalore 11 April 2017 (CCBI): Most Rev. S. Edward Francis (86), Emeritus Bishop of Sivagangai passed away on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at 3.00 p.m. in St Justin’s Higher Sec School campus, Sivagangai and his mortal remains will be laid to rest in St. Alangara Annai Cathedral, Sivagangai.
Bishop Edward Francis was born on 3 June 1930 at Sendamaram, Tamil Nadu. He was ordained priest on 25 March 1957. He was appointed as the first Bishop of Sivagangai on 3 July 1987 and ordained Bishop on 30 August 1987. He was retired from the active Episcopal ministry on 1 September 2005. He was a priest for 60 years and a Bishop for 29 years.