Last June, as the General Curia gathered at St. John’s University in New York City for final preparations for the International Visitors Meeting, word spread very quickly of the appointment of Fr. Varghese Thottamkara, C.M. as coadjutor bishop of the Apostolate Vicariate of Nekemte , Ethiopia, a place with a strong Vincentian presence. Announced in a press bulletin by the Holy See on June 28, 2013, it caught us all by surprise, most of all, Fr. Varghese! Before his ordination as bishop and departure from the Curia and Rome, Fr. Varghese sat down with Vincentiana for an interview and to share his thoughts, reactions, and hopes.