Msgr. Jovitus Mwijage has been ordained and formally installed as the Bishop of Bukoba Diocese in Tanzania.
Noe Bishop Mwijage, who hails from the heart of Bukoba, brings with him a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role.
Having served as Secretary of PMS for over 15 years, his appointment to the esteemed position of Bishop of Bukoba follows the retirement of his predecessor, Bishop Deziderius Rwoma, in October 2023.
The ordination ceremony was overseen by His Eminence Protase Cardinal Rugambwa, the Archbishop of Tabora Catholic Archdiocese earlier today, January 27.
Born on December 2nd, 1966, in Ishozi village, within the confines of Missenyi District, Bishop Mwijage was ordained as a priest on July 20th, 1997, he has served diligently in various parishes, imparting wisdom and compassion to all those under his care.
His tenure as a formation teacher at Rubya Seminary further underscores his commitment to nurturing the next generation of clergy.
Then Fr. Mwijage’s academic achievements are equally impressive, having earned his PhD degree from the prestigious Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, in 2012. His scholarly pursuits have enriched his ministry, providing him with a depth of understanding and insight into the complexities of faith and theology.
Prior to his appointment as Bishop of Bukoba, Fr. Jovitus Mwijage held key leadership positions within the Catholic community, serving as the National Executive Director of the Association of Diocesan Priests (UWAMATA) and contributing his expertise as a member of the Regional Council of Seminaries and the International Economic Committee of the Pontifical Mission Societies.