Death row-counselling nun becomes first Singaporean to make BBC's list of 100 inspiring women

Sister Gerard Fernandez, 81, worked with the prisons for over 40 years as a death row counsellor, until she stopped in 2017. In that time, she "walked with" 18 inmates on death row, up to when they were executed.
Sister Gerard Fernandez, 81, worked with the prisons for over 40 years as a death row counsellor, until she stopped in 2017. In that time, she "walked with" 18 inmates on death row, up to when they were executed.ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

SINGAPORE - A Roman Catholic nun has become the first Singaporean to make the BBC's annual list of 100 influential women from around the world.

Sister Gerard Fernandez, 81, worked with the prisons for over 40 years as a death row counsellor, until she stopped in 2017. In that time, she "walked with" 18 inmates on death row, up to when they were executed.

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