UCA News reports:
PUNE, INDA -- India’s first Catholic woman to become a fulltime seminary professor says she would work to present the Bible in “a new and meaningful” way.
Assumption Sister Rekha Chennattu was appointed professor of Sacred Scripture in Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), a major Indian seminary based in Pune, western India.
Her appointment was confirmed mid-June by the Congregation for Catholic Education with the approval of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Sister Chennattu, 46, told ucanews.com that she was “excited” about the prospect of “preparing ambassadors for Christ.”
The nun joined the seminary faculty to lecture on Scripture in 1996. She has a Licentiate in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, and holds a doctorate in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
She is also the first woman to head the Department of Scriptural Studies at JDV, Church officials said.