Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Msgr. Serverus Jjumba (in featured photo) the new Bishop of Masaka Diocese.
He replaces Rt. Rev. John Baptist Kaggwa, who wrote to the Pope resigning upon reaching the age limit.
The announcement was made by Luigi Bianco, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda today.
Bishop-elect Jjumba was born on 2nd July 1962. After Primary at St. Augustine’s and St. Paul’s Kitovu, he completed his secondary school from Bukalasa Minor Seminary, Katigondo in Masaka.
He did his Philosophical studies at St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, Katigondo in Masaka.
After completing Theological studies at St. Mary’s Major Seminary Ggaba, he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Masaka on 20th June 1992.
Bishop-elect Jjumba has served as an Assistant at Biikira Parish (1992-1993), Formator and Treasurer at Bukalasa Minor Seminary (1993-2000), Diocesan Treasurer (2000-2014) and Vicar General of Masaka Diocese (2014 till present).
He holds a diploma in Religious Studies and a Masters in Education from Makerere University.
Bianco said Rt. Rev. John Baptist Kaggwa, who has served the Diocese for the last 21 years, will remain the Apostolic Administrator of Masaka until the day of the canonical possession by the new Bishop.