Sri Lanka: New Bishop Appointed
The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as bishop of Mannar, Sri Lanka, transferring him from the office of auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Colombo and from the titular see of Orta.
Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando
Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was born on May 20, 1948 in Jaffna. His parents are of Vembar (Tuticorin diocese) origin and he hails from a big family, four of whom are religious-two priests and two nuns. Bishop Fernando is the youngest son of late V. Xavier Bastian Fernando (Civil Engineer) and late Gnanasorubi Fernando of Vembar, South India.
He was assigned the