Roman Catholic Diocese of Thanh Hóa

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Diocese of Thanh Hóa
Dioecesis de Thanh Hoa
Giáo phận Thanh Hóa
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Hanoi
Metropolitan Hanoi
Area 11,168 km2 (4,312 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2008)
137,195 (3.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Thanh Hóa
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Nguyên Chi Linh
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Website of the Diocese

The diocese of Thanh Hóa (Latin: Dioecesis de Thanh Hoa) is a Roman Catholic diocese of Vietnam. The bishop since 2004 is Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh. Of the three million persons living in its area about 3% are Roman Catholics.

The diocese covers an area of 11,168 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Hà Nôi. It was erected on May 7, 1932 as a Vicariate Apostolic. On November 24, 1960 it was elevated to a diocese.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Thanh Hoa city has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[1]


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