Indian origin Earl Fernandes elected to serve as Bishop of Columbus

Earl was made Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in 2012.

Indian origin Earl Fernandes elected to serve as Bishop of Columbus
Earl Fernandes. Source: columbuscatholic.org

Earl Fernandes was elected by Pope Francis to serve as the 13th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He will create history as the first Indian American to be elected to the position after he is ordained on May 31,2022.

Born to immigrant parents, the 49-year-old has served as a priest for over two decades. He was most recently the pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.