Diocese of Vinh

Auxiliary Bishop Van Vien

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Auxiliary Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Vien

Vinh Thanh Major Seminary, Nghi Dien village, Nghi Loc district, Nghe An province, Vietnam

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Auxiliary Bishop Van Vien was born on 8th January 1965.He is a native of Quang Binh province. He was drafted into the army, where he stayed until 1984. He obtained a doctorate in economics from the University of Agronomy, Hue, in 1992. He was ordained priest in 1999 in the Diocese of Vinh and was sent to work among Vietnamese immigrants in Australia, where he took his doctorate in theology. At the time of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of Vinh on June 15, 2013 he was serving as Vicar-General of the same diocese. He was ordained bishop Sept. 4, 2013.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Marie Cao Dinh Thuyen (2000 - 2010)
  • Bishop Pierre Jean Tran Xuan Hap (1979-2000)
  • Bishop Pierre Nguyen Nang (1971-1978)
  • Coadjutor Bishop Paul Nguyen Dinh Nhien (1963 - 1969)
  • Bishop Jean Baptiste Tran Huu Duc (1951-1971)
  • Bishop Andre Leonce Eloy (1913-1946)
  • Bishop Francoise Belleville (1911-1912)
  • Bishop Louis Marie Pineau (1886-1910)
  • Bishop Yves Marie Croc (1877-1885)
  • Bishop Jean Dennis Gauthier (1846-1877)
  • Coadjutor Bishop Guillaume C. Masson (1846-1853)

Vietnamese bishop joyful to lead, evangelize new flock

Vietnamese bishop joyful to lead, evangelize new flock Bishop Nguyen was appointed My Tho's bishop on July 26. He was ordained a priest of the Ho Chi Minh City archdiocese in 1980, and in 2008 became an auxiliary bishop there.