Ozamiz’s first archbishop dies

Ozamiz’s first archbishop dies

Archbishop Emeritus Jesus Dosado of Ozamiz (1939-2020). FILE PHOTO

By CBCP News

June 23, 2020

Ozamiz City

Retired Archbishop Jesus Dosado of Ozamiz died Tuesday, few weeks after celebrating his 54th priesthood anniversary.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines immediately expressed condolences to Archbishop Martin Jumoad, who announced his predecessor’s passing at the age of 80.

Jumoad conveyed “deep sorrow” over the death of Dosado, who served the archdiocese for 35 years.

“Please pray for his eternal repose,” Jumoad said in a Facebook post.

Ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Mission on May 28, 1966, Dosado was named auxiliary bishop of Cebu in 1977. In 1979, Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of Cagayan de Oro.

In 1981, he was transferred to the then Diocese of Ozamiz. After two years, Ozamiz was elevated an archdiocese and Dosado was installed as its first archbishop.