Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao
Bishop House, Y70 Hung Vuong st, Xuan Binh ward, Long Khanh town, Dong Nai province, Vietnam
Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao was born 2 March 1945 in Thuc Hoa, Nam Dinh province, northern Vietnam. He studied in St Francis Xavier Seminary Bui Chu diocese and in St Joseph Major Seminary in the former Saigon. From 1965 to 1971, he studied in Rome, at the Pontifical Urban University, where he was ordained on Mar 27, 1971.
He held many pastoral, academic and administrative positions. They include consultant for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, president of the Xuan Loc Major Seminary and coordinator of the apostolate among Vietnamese in the Diaspora.
Father Dao was appointed auxiliary bishop of Xuan Loc diocese on Feb 28, 2013 and his episcopal ordination was on Apr 5, 2013.