Pope Francis nominates Co-adjutor Apostolic Vicar for Nekemte in Ethiopia
Pope Francis has nominated Fr. Varghese Thottamkara, a member of the Congregation of the Lazzarist Fathers, to be the Coadjutor Apostolic Vicar of Nekemte in Ethiopia. The Apostolic Vicar-elect is an Indian national. Before this appointment he was the Assistant Superior General of the Congregation of the Lazzarist Fathers. He was ordained a priest in 1987 and since then he has served in various capacities including as parish priest, Vice Rector of a Minor Seminary in Ethiopia, Provincial councillor, lecturer of theology in Ethiopia and procurator General of the Congregation of the Lazzarist Fathers.