Udupi - 576 101
Phone: + 91-820-2530392 (P), + 91-820-2531908 (O)
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo was born on Nov. 12, 1949 in Agrar, Mangalore, and was ordained priest of the diocese of Mangalore on May 5, 1977. After serving the mother diocese of Mangalore as an assistant parish priest and parish priest he guided the social development in Mangalore diocese as the director of Canara Organization for Development and Peace. After serving as the episcopal vicar of Kasaragod deanery of Mangalore he was appointed as the bishop of Shimoga diocese on Jan. 17, 2000. He was ordained bishop of Shimoga by Archbishop Ignatius Pinto on March 20, 2000. After leading the diocese of Shimoga for 12 years he was appointed as the first bishop of Udupi on July 16, 2012. He was installed on Oct. 15, 2012 by Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio to India. He was instrumental in establishing four new parishes, 14 new missions, 91 new sub-missions, 13 nursery schools, 8 primary schools, 9 high schools, 8 pre-university colleges, 2 degree colleges as well as a couple of nursing and training centers.