Mannar Diocese Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Victor Sosai announced yesterday that the Pope had informed that Rt. Rev. Dr. Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando, who had served as the Assistant Bishop of Colombo, has been appointed as the Bishop of the Mannar Diocese.
The Mannar Vicar General Rev. Fr. Victor Sosai made this announcement at the St. Sebastian Church Mannar, yesterday, Wednesday at around 4.30 p.m. among the Rev. Fathers and Rev. Sisters and the parishioners.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando who had been serving as the first Assistant Bishop of Colombo Diocese, has been appointed as the new Bishop of Mannar Diocese.
I hereby announce this announcement on behalf of the Apostolic Administrator of Mannar Diocese,Rt. Rev. Kingsley Swampillai, he said, adding that the announcement of the taking over of the Appointment, will be announced later, the Vicar General, Mannar Diocese, Rev. Fr. Victor Sosai.