Roman Catholic Diocese of Thái Bình
|Diocese of Thái Binh
Dioecesis de Thai Binh
Giáo phận Thái Bình
Sacred Heart Cathedral
|Area||2,301 km2 (888 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Thái Bình|
|Patron saint||Sacred Heart|
|Bishop||Pierre Nguyên Văn Dê|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn|
|Emeritus Bishops||François Xavier Nguyên Van Sang Bishop Emeritus (1990-2009)|
|Website of the Diocese|
The diocese of Thai Binh (Latin: Dioecesis de Thai Binh) is a Roman Catholic diocese in northern Vietnam. The bishop is François Xavier Nguyên Van Sang, since 1990. On July 25, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI selected Monsignor Pierre Nguyen Van De to be bishop upon Nguyên Van Sang's retirement.
The creation of the diocese in present form was declared November 24, 1960.
In May, 2008, the authorities returned the two-building compound of build in 1936 My Duc seminary to the diocese. The seminary, which now bears the name of the Sacred Heart, provides education for 33 Roman Catholic students.
- Catholic Hierarchy Directory
- "After 31 years Thai Binh seminary to reopen", Asia News, July 2008.
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