Sister Dr. Ardra, a member of Sisters of the Imitation of Christ (Bethany), assumed the position of KCMS president during a joint meeting of the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council and KCMS held at the Pastoral Orientation Centre, Palarivattom, Ernakulam on June 7.
Ittiyavirah, who preferred the term "God's tramp," left the Jesuit theological seminary just nine months before being ordained and spent the next 20 years travelling by foot throughout Kerala and other parts of India.
An Indian nun died in a car accident in Connecticut, America on February 8. She was 40. Sister Anila Puthanthara, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS), was killed in a car accident in the United States.
Pope Francis appointed Father Thomas J. Netto as the new archbishop of Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese in southern Indian State of Kerala on February 2, according to a press statement issued by Father Stephen Alathara deputy secretary general of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.