The Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa announced the passing of Elder Metropolitan Jonah of Kampala.
The late Metropolitan passed away on Sunday, September 5, from a heart attack, in a central hospital in Athens, after a long battle with cancer.
In the announcement, the Patriarchate emphasizes that he was a great Hierarch of the Alexandrian Throne, a tireless worker and fighter for the spread of the Gospel in Africa.
For 29 consecutive years as a hierarch of the Alexandrian Throne, he served the African Mission by continuing the work of the first Missionaries in Uganda, and creating, among others, churches, schools, hospitals and monasteries.
With feelings of deep sorrow, Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa performed the Trisagion service for the rest of the soul of the late Metropolitan.
The late Metropolitan of Kampala and Exarch of all Uganda, Jonah, was born in 1945 in Ddegeya. He completed his studies at Bulemezi and KYyaddondo in Uganda (1952-1964).
He studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete (1964-1968). He is a graduate of the Theological and Philosophical School of the University of Athens (1968-1978). He was ordained a deacon in 1981 and a presbyter in 1982.
On July 27, 1992, he was ordained Bishop of Bukoba. On May 12, 1997, he was elected Metropolitan of Kampala and all Uganda.