Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh

Archbishop Doc

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Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc

Toa Tong Giam Muc, 180 Nguyen Dink Chieu, Q. 3, Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

076 388 6293 - 091 822 4712

Fax :3930.0598,

Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc was born on Nov. 11, 1944 in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands. After he studied at a seminary in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1956-1963, he furthered his philosophical and theological studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome in 1964-1970. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 17, 1970 in Da Lat.

He served as rector of Minh Hoa Major Seminary from 1975 until he became vicar general of Da Lat diocese in 1995.

He was named bishop of My Tho on March 26, 1999 by the late Pope John Paul II. His Episcopal ordination was on May 20 that year.

He was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh on Sep 28, 2013.

On March 22, 2014, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, upon he reaching the age limit. Bishop Paul Bui Van Doc, coadjutor of the same archdiocese, succeeded him.

Bishop Doc speaks English, French and Latin.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Auxiliary Bishop Pierre Van Kham Nguyen (Oct. 15, 2008 - July 28, 2014 transferred to My Tho diocese)
  • Apostolic Administrator Bishop Nicolas Huynh Van Nghi (1995-1998)
  • Cardinal Archbishop Jean Baptiste Minh Man Pham (1965-2014)
  • Archbishop Paul Nguyen Van Binh (1960-1995)
  • Bishop Simon Hoa Nguyen Van Hien (1955-1960)
  • Bishop Jean Cassaigne (1941-1955)
  • Bishop Isidore Marie Joseph Dumortier (1925-1940)
  • Bishop Victor Charles Quinton (1920-1924)
  • Bishop Lucien Emile Mossard (1899-1920)
  • Bishop Jean Marie Depierre (1895-1898)
  • Bishop Isidor Francois Joseph Colombert (1873-1894)
  • Bishop Jean Claude Miche (1864-1873)
  • Bishop Dominique Lefebvre (1844-1864)