Roman Catholic Diocese of Hải Phòng

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Diocese of Hải Phòng
Dioecesis Haiphongensis
Giáo Phận Hải Phòng
Hai Phong Cathedral (2007).jpg
Cathedral of Hải Phòng
Location
Country  Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Hanoi
Metropolitan Hanoi
Statistics
Area 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
4,935,200
117,047 (2.4%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Mary Queen of the Rosary in Haiphong
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Vu Văn Thiên
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Website
Website of the Diocese

The diocese of Hải Phòng (Latin: Dioecesis Haiphongensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in northern Vietnam. The bishop is Joseph Vu Van Thien, since 2002.

The creation of the diocese in its present form was declared November 24, 1960. The earliest forms of Roman Catholic institutions appeared in that territory since 1655, with French and Spanish missionaries until the middle of the 20th century.[1][full citation needed]

The diocese covers an area of 10,000 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Hanoi.

By 2004, the diocese of Hai Phòng had about 113,092 believers (2.4% of the population), 29 priests and 62 parishes.[2]

Queen of the Rosary Cathedral in Hai Phong has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[3]

Many migrant workers from other regions of Vietnam, who work in that busy port city, attend masses in Hai Phong.[1]

In 2008, the Bishop of Hai Phong Diocese Joseph Vu Van Thien took part in World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, where he presented a speech at the Homily at the Opening Mass for Vietnamese Youth.[4]

Bishops[edit]

  • François Deydier, M.E.P. (25 Nov 1678–1 Jul 1693 Died)
  • Raimondo Lezzoli, O.P. (20 Oct 1696–18 Jan 1706 Died)
  • Juan a Santa Cruz, O.P. (3 Apr 1716–14 Aug 1721 Died)
  • Thomas Bottaro (Thomas a Sestri Bottaro), O.P. (14 Aug 1721–8 Aug 1737 Died)
  • Hilario a Jesu Costa, O.A.D. (8 Apr 1737–31 Mar 1754 Died)
  • Santiago Hernández, O.P. (13 Aug 1757–6 Feb 1777 Died)
  • Manuel Obellar, O.P. (29 Jan 1778–7 Sep 1789 Died)
  • Feliciano Alonso, O.P. (1 Oct 1790–2 Feb 1799 Died)
  • St. Ignacio Clemente Delgado Cebrián, O.P. (2 Feb 1799–12 Jul 1838 Died)
  • St. Jerónimo Hermosilla, O.P. (2 Aug 1839–1 Nov 1861 Died)
  • Hilarión Alcázar, O.P. (1 Nov 1861–15 Oct 1870 Died)
  • Antonio Colomer, O.P. (11 Feb 1870–1 Jun 1883, Apostolic Vicar of Northern Tonking)
  • José Terrés, O.P. (1 Jun 1883–2 Apr 1906 Died)
  • Nicasio Arellano, O.P. (23 Apr 1906–14 Apr 1919 Resigned)
  • Francisco Ruiz de Azúa Ortiz de Zárate, O.P. (14 Apr 1919–22 May 1929 Died)
  • Alejandro García y Fontcuberta, O.P. (31 May 1930–14 Feb 1933 Died)
  • Francisco Gomez de Santiago, O.P. (18 Feb 1933–1952 Resigned)
  • Joseph Truong-cao-Dai, O.P. (8 Jan 1953–1960 Resigned)
  • Pierre Khuât-Vañ-Tao (24 Nov 1960–19 Aug 1977 Died)
  • Joseph Nguyên Tùng Cuong (10 Jan 1979–10 Feb 1999 Died)
  • Joseph Vu Văn Thiên (26 Nov 2002–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asia News Article on Hai Phong, November 2007
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy Directory
  3. ^ GCatholic.org
  4. ^ The Homily at the Opening Mass for Vietnmese Youth - World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, by Bishop Joseph Vu Van Thien, Bishop of Hai Phong Diocese, VietCatholic Site, July 2008

Coordinates: 20°51′40″N 106°40′51″E / 20.8610°N 106.6807°E / 20.8610; 106.6807