Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Long Xuyen
Father Tr?n V?n Toan has served in a number of pastoral and academic roles over the years of his service in the Church.
Pope Francis on April 5 appointed Father Joseph Tr?n V?n Toan, Director of the Pastoral Centre, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Long Xuyen. He is assigned the titular see of Acalisso.
Father Tr?n V?n Toan was born on April 7, 1955, in Thái Bình in North Vietnam, but civilly registered in the Province of Quang Nam, Diocese of ?à N?ng. He received his priestly formation from 1966 to 1974, at the Minor Seminary of the Diocese of Long Xuyen, and then from 1974 to 1981 at the Major Seminary of the same diocese. For 11 years he served in Moi Khoi and Thanh Quoi parishes, waiting to get government permission for his ordination. He was ordained a priest on January 16, 1992, in the Diocese of Long Xuyen.
He has served in a number of pastoral and academic roles. From 1992-1999, he was the Parish Vicar of N.S. of the Rosary, Lang Sen. In 2000, he went for studies at the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, from where he obtained his Doctorate in Education in 2005. Since 2006, he has been the Director of the Pastoral Centre and Coordinator of pastoral and missionary activities of the Diocese, the Rector of the St. Theresa Minor Seminary, and Teacher of Missiology in the inter-diocesan Major Seminary in C?n Th?.
Source: Agenzia Fides