Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Diocese of Ootacamund for the Episcopal Ordination of the new bishop of Ootacamund Most Rev.A. Amalraj, scheduled to be held on the Rex School ground here on August 9.

Diocesan Administrator Rev.A. Antony Samy told presspersons here on Monday that about 15 bishops would attend the event. Principal Consecrator would be Archbishop of Madras - Mylapore Most Rev.A.M. Chinnappa while the co-consecrators would be Archbishop of Pondicherry-Cuddalore Most Rev.Antony Anandarayar and Bishop-Emeritus of Coimbatore Most Rev.M. Ambrose.

The homily would be delivered by the Bishop of Salem Most Rev. Singaroyan.

Bishop-Elect Amalraj said that his focus would be on facilitating higher education to the downtrodden and needy.