Fr. Benedict Shemfumbwa
PARENT 
Father: Sebastian Maghambo 
Mother: Anatolia Placidus

BORN   Birth: April 1967  Village: Irente Ward: Mhelo District: Lushoto Region: Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION 
 January 25, 2000: Deacon at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora, Tanzania  
 July 29, 2000: Priest at Lushoto Parish in Lushoto, Tanzania

EDUCATION  
Primary School Education 1978 - 1984: Std I-VII at Mhelo Primary School in Lushoto, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION 
1985 - 1989: Form IA - IV at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1990 - 1992: Form V – VI at St. Peter’s Junior Seminary School in Morogoro, Tanzania
1992 – 1993: Pre-Philosophy Spiritual Year at Gare, Tanzania 
1993 – 1995: Philosophy at Ntungamo Major Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania
2005 – 2006: Pastoral Year at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania 
1995  - 2000: Theology at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora, Tanzania
OTHER COURSES AND ACHIEVEMENT                          
POST ORDINATION STUDIES  
2005 - 2007: Islamology Studies at Dar Comboni Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies in Cairo, Egypt
2007 – 2009: Licentiate Studies in Arabic Studies at Pontifical Institute for Arabic Studies in Rome, Italy
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE    
2000 – 2001: Assisting Priest at Maramba Parish in Maramba, Tanzania
 2001 – 2004: Teacher, Formator, and Vice Rector at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tz 
2004 – 2005: Acting Rector at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania  
2009: Diocesan Vicar for Pastoral Office and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Tanga, Tz   
2010: Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Formator at Segerea Senior Seminary in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania  
2011: Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Peramiho Major Seminary in Ruvuma, Tanzania 
2012: Secretary – Department of Human Resource at Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in Dar Es- Salaam, Tanzania

CONTACT  
P.O. BOX 3522  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: +255688312148    
E-mail: benedictshemfumbwa@rocketmail.com

 

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