Diocese of Kon Tum

Bishop Hoang

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Bishop Michael Duc Oanh Hoang

Bishop's House 146 Tran Hung Dao st., Thang Loi ward, Kon Tum city, Vietnam

+84 60 3862 372

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abrahamvn@yahoo.ca;davitvn@gmail.com

Bishop Michael Hoang Duc Oanh was born on Oct. 23, 1938 in Ha Noi. After he entered a minor seminary in Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, in 1952, he studied philosophy and theology at the Pius X Pontifical Insitute based in Da Lat city from 1960-1969. He was ordained a priest for Kontum diocese on Dec. 22, 1968. He worked at local schools, parishes and minor seminary. In 1996 he served as vicar general until Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Kontum on July 16, 2003. His episcopal ordination was held at the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral on Aug. 28 that year. He is the sixth prelate of the diocese.

Bishop Oanh speaks Latin, French, English and indigenous ethnic dialects of Bana, Jarai and Sedang.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Tran Pierre Thanh Chung (1995-2003)
  • Bishop Pierre Tran Thanh Chung (1995 - 2003)
  • Bishop Pham Alexis Van Loc (1975 - 1990)
  • Bishop Alexis Pham Van Lôc (1975 - 1990 deseased)
  • Bishop Paul Leon Seitz, M.E.P (1952-1975)
  • Bishop Jean Lievin Sion, M.E.P (1942-1951)
  • Bishop Martial Jannin, M.E.P (1933-1940)

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