Padre Benedict Shemfumbwa


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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 - Present: Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Formator at Segerea Senior Seminary in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
2011- Present: Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Peramiho Major Seminary in Ruvuma, Tanzania
2012 - Present: Secretary – Department of Human Resource at Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in Dar Es- Salaam, Tanzania

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

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