Phạm Đình Tụng

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Phạm. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Tung.
His Eminence
Paul Joseph Pham Ðình Tung
Cardinal, Archbishop of Hanoi
Đức Cha Phaolô Giuse Phạm Đình Tụng.jpg
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Hanoi
Installed 1994
Term ended 19 February 2005
Predecessor Joseph-Marie Trinh van-Can
Successor Ngo Quang Kiet
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria "Regina Pacis" in Ostia mare
Ordination 6 June 1949
Consecration 15 August 1963
Created Cardinal 26 November 1994
by John Paul II
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1919-06-15)June 15, 1919
Hòa Bình, Vietnam
Died February 22, 2009(2009-02-22) (aged 89)
Nationality Vietnamese
Previous post Bishop of Bac Ninh (1963-1994)
Motto Credidimus Caritate
Coat of arms

Paul Joseph Phạm Đình Tụng (June 15, 1919 – February 22, 2009) (Vietnamese: Phao-lô Giu-se Phạm Đình Tụng) was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 1949. He was pastor of Hàm Long Parish, Hanoi, 1950-1955. Superior of St. John Minor Seminary, Hanoi, 1955-1963; the Seminary was closed by the State authority in 1960 and never opened again. He was named bishop of Bac Ninh in 1963. He was appointed archbishop of Hanoi in March 1994 and elevated to Cardinal in November 1994. He retired as archbishop of Hanoi in 2005 and was succeeded by Archbishop Joseph Ngô Quang Kiêt.

Since nearly the very beginning of his religious life, he was under house arrest, unable to carry out his duties to the nearly 100 parishes under his jurisdiction.

He began to compile in lục bát the entire life of Jesus, the Gospels, Christian doctrine, and the commandments of God and the Church. He was created a Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Regina Pacis in Ostia Mare by John Paul II during the Consistory of November 26, 1994. He resigned the pastoral government of the archdiocese according to canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law on February 19, 2005. He died on 22 February 2009 at the age of 89.


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