Bishop Lourdunada (Lourdes) Daniel hails from Pune, and belonged originally to the Diocese of Pune, where he was a much appreciated spiritual director, and eventually vicar general of the diocese. He was appointed to the see of Amravati in June 2008. In December 2009, when Archbishop Felix Machado was appointed to the see of Vasai, Bishop Lourdes Daniel was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Nashik, a task which he fulfilled with much enthusiasm and commitment, spending 2 or 3 days every month in the diocese, visiting each and every parish, and making himself available for various functions in the diocese.
Yesterday, at 1600 hours, Fr Ravi Tribhuvan, Chancellor of Nashik diocese, made the official announcement, before a small group of consultors and parish priests, that Bishop Lourdes Daniel had been nominated to the see of Nashik; he was asked to be Apostolic Administrator of the now vacant see of Amravati.
Bishop Lourdes is a kind-hearted person who cares deeply for people, and is deeply spiritual. Nashik diocese is fortunate to have a pastor like him. As we welcome him, we assure him our prayers and support.