Roman Catholic Diocese of Phú Cường

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Diocese of Phú Cường
Dioecesis Phucuongensis
Giáo phận Phú Cường
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Ho Chi Minh City
Metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City
Area 10,855 km2 (4,191 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
141,239 (4.8%)
Parishes 96
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 14 October 1965
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred heart in Thủ Dầu Một
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Nguyễn Tấn Tước
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
Emeritus Bishops Peter Trần Đình Tứ

The diocese of Phú Cường (Latin: Dioecesis Phycuongensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Vietnam. Since 2012 the bishop of the diocese has been Joseph Nguyễn Tấn Tước.[1] The diocese in its present form was founded on October 14, 1965. By 2013, the diocese of Phú Cường had about 141,239 Catholics (4.8% of the population), 161 priests and 96 parishes.[2]

The diocese covers an area of 10,855 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city.

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thủ Dầu Một City is the Cathedral of the diocese.[3]



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