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Udupi bishop appoints first-ever nun treasurer

Udupi, India, 18 June 2013: Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo of Udupi in India created history by appointing a Catholic nun as the treasurer of the diocese.
Sr. Lydia Mendonca, who is appointed to the post, belongs to the Congregation of Sisters of Bethany.
This is the first instance in the Karnataka Church where a woman religious has been appointed for the job. Like the other services in the Church, the service of financial administrator too was held by priests of the diocese till now.
To help the diocesan administration and to advise the diocesan bishop on various matters, a College of Consultors was also constituted. According UCA News the oath-taking ceremony was held in the Bishop’s chapel on Monday.Source: UCAN


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