Right Reverend Lumen Monteiro, the Bishop of Agartala, in the Indian State of Tripura, visited the US and Canada during the summer. South Jersey Goans had the pleasure of attending a Mass celebrated by the Bishop at the Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, in Cherry Hill, NJ, where his brother Emmanuel, is a parishioner. The Mass was followed by a reception.
Bishop Monteiro has the distinction of being the youngest Catholic Bishop in India and heading the newest diocese in India. Also, he is the first Indian priest belonging to the Holy Cross Order, which runs Notre Dame University, to be named bishop.