2016-10-04 12:07:00

Bp. Martin S. Jumoad, new bishop of Ozamiz, Philippines

Pope Francis named Bishop Martin S. Jumoad as the new bishop of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz (Philippines).

Bishop Jumoad  will transfer from the Prelature of Isabela, Basilan to replace resigned Msgr. Jesus Dosado  as shepherd of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines.

Bishop Martin S. Jumoad, DD was born on Nov. 11, 1956 in Kinasangan, Pardo, Cebu City. He was ordained a priest on April 7, 1983. Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Isabela, Basilan on Nov. 21, 2001. His episcopal ordination as the Third Bishop-Prelate of Isabela (Basilan) was on Jan. 10, 2002. He was installed on Jan. 12, 2002. 

Bishop Jumoad is currently member of CBCP Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itenerant People (ECMI) and the Episcopal Commission on Mission (ECM). He was also the Assistant Pastor of Isabela Cathedral (1983-1986), Pastor of the parish of St. Anthony in Lamitan (1986-1989), Assistant and later dean of the “Remase” seminarians in Davao (1990-1992), Pastor of the parish of St. Peter in Lamitan (1992-1994),  Chancellor of the Prelature of Isabela (1998- 2001), Director of Claret College of Isabela (1999-2001) and  Administrator of the Prelature of Isabela (2001).  He speaks English, Tagalog, Bisaya and Chavacano.

Meanwhile, former shepherd of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz, Msgr. Jesus Dosado  resigned from his post since he already reached the retirement age for bishops, 75 year old. He is now 77.



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