Msgr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy was ordained the new bishop of Ahmedabad by Archbishop Thomas Macwan of Gandhinagar. More than 4000, including bishops from various parts of India witnessed the ordination mass which took place at the Immaculate Conception Church grounds on 14th April 2018. Bishop Rethna Swamy was born on 10th February 1961 at Parampukkarai in the Diocese of Kottar, Tamil Nadu. The concelebrants included Msgr. Javier Domingo Fernández, the First Counsellor to Apostolic Nunciature in India.