Mons. Jelous has previously served in various positions, including Vice-Rector of the Diocesan Minor Seminary and Vice-Promoter of Vocations, Mission Leader, and Director of the Chimuniko Pastoral Centre.
The Zimbabwean Bishop-elect has also served as the Rector of the Diocesan Minor Seminary, Promoter of Vocations, and Diocesan Delegate for the ongoing formation of the Clergy.
At the national level, Mons. Jelous has served as a lecturer and Formator at Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More National Major Seminary, and Vice-Rector at the same Major Seminary.
Once consecrated, he is set to become the fourth Bishop of Gokwe Diocese, which has a population of 82,516 Catholics, representing 11.6 percent of the total population in the Zimbabwean Episcopal See, according to 2021 statistics.
The 26,000 square-kilometer Diocese that was erected in June 1991 is part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Harare.
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