Diocese of Lang Son

Bishop Ngan

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Bishop Joseph Dang Duc Ngan

Bishop's House - 4 Van Mieu st., Chi Lang ward, Lang Son city, Lang Son province, Vietnam

+84 25 381 0367

Fax :+84 25 381 0632

josdang2003@yahoo.com , tgmls2010@gmail.com

Bishop Joseph Dang Duc Ngan was born on June 16, 1957 in Ha Noi. He studied philosophy and theology at Saint Joseph Major Seminary in Ha Noi before he was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1987. Father Ngan provided pastoral care to a local parish and worked as secretary at the Archbishop's House before he furthered his studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome from 1994-1999 and obtained a doctorate in canon law. After he returned to Vietnam, he worked at the archbishop's house, taught at the major seminary and served as vicar general of the archdiocese. On Oct. 12, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Lang Son - Cao Ban. His episcopal ordination was on Dec. 3 that year.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (1999-2007)
  • Cardinal Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung (1998-1999)
  • Bishop Vincent Pham Van Du (1960-1998)
  • Bishop Felix Maurice Hedde Minh (1929-1960)
  • Monsignor Marie Dominique Maillet Binh (1923-1928)
  • Monsignor Bertrand Cothonay Chieu (1913-1923)

Police repression on Mennonite Christians

Police repression on Mennonite Christians More than 300 plain clothes and security forces stormed the church complex at night and beat up the residents, under the pretext of an "administrative search".