Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Huế

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Archdiocese of Huê
Archidioecesis Hueensis
Tổng Giáo Phận Huê
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Cathedral of Huê
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Huê
Area 12,227 km2 (4,721 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
66,700 (3.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1960
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Huế
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh
Emeritus Bishops Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng Archbishop Emeritus (2012-2016)
Website of the Archdiocese

Archdiocese (Metropolitan) of Huế (Latin: Archidioecesis Huéensis) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in central Vietnam.

The creation of the diocese in its present form was declared on 24 November 1960. It covers an area of 12,227 km² and headed by Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh (from 2016), who was previously the Bishop of Thanh Hóa.

The suffragan dioceses are:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Huế has been assigned as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese.[1]

By 2004, the Archdiocese of Huế had about 65,770 Roman Catholics (3.3% of the population), 93 priests and 177 parishes.[2]


  • François Pellerin, MEP, 1850–62
  • Joseph Sohier, MEP, 1862–76
  • Jean Pontvianne, MEP, 1877–79
  • Louis Caspar, MEP, 1880–1907
  • Eugène Allys, MEP, 1908-1931
  • Alexandre Chabanon, MEP, 1931–36
  • François Lemasle, MEP, 1936–46
  • Jean-Baptiste Urrutia, MEP, 1948–60
  • Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục, 1960–68
  • Philippe Nguyên-Kim-Diên, 1968–88
  • Vacant (1988–98)
  • Stephen (Étienne) Nguyễn Như Thể, 1998–2012
  • Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng, 2012–2016
  • Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh, 2016–present


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  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy Directory profile of the Archdiocese of Huế

Coordinates: 16°28′00″N 107°34′59″E / 16.4667°N 107.5830°E / 16.4667; 107.5830