Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo of Udupi 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.
The oath-taking ceremony was held in the Bishop’s chapel today.
India: Both are against a committee constituted by the government to decide the issue..