Diocese of My Tho

Bishop Doc

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Apostolic Administrator Paul Bui Van Doc

Bishop's House, 32 Hung Vuong St. Ward 7, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province

+84 73 3886 293

Fax :+84 73 3875 792 - 3887 24


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 serves as head of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Faith of the Vietnam Bishops' Conference. Bishop Doc speaks English, French and Latin.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Coadjutor Bishop Jean Baptiste Pham Minh Man (1993-1998)
  • Bishop Andrew Nguyen Van Nam (1975-1999)
  • Bishop Joseph Tran Van Thien (1960-1989)

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