Roman Catholic Diocese of Hưng Hóa

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Diocese of Hung Hoá
Dioecesis Hung Hoaensis
Giáo Phận Hung Hoá
Country  Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Hanoi
Metropolitan Hanoi
Area 54,351 km2 (20,985 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
205,020 (3.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Therese of the Child Jesus in Sơn Tây
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jean Marie Vu Tât
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Auxiliary Bishops Alphonse Nguyen Huu Long
Website of the Diocese

The diocese of Hưng Hóa (Latin: Dioecesis Hung Hoaënsis) is a Roman Catholic diocese of Vietnam.


François-Marie Savina served in the Hưng Hóa area for 40 years.[1]

Until Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Bishop of Hung Hoa had been Antoine Vu Huy Chuong; he had held the post since 2003. Pope Benedict XVI named him the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Da Lat, another diocese in Vietnam, a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City. He will be succeeded as Bishop of Hung Hoa by his Auxiliary Bishop (assistant bishop) Jean Marie Vu Tat, 67.

The creation of the diocese in present form was declared November 24, 1960.

The diocese covers an area of 54,351 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Hanoi.

By 2004, the diocese of Hung Hóa had about 198,000 believers (3.1% of the population), 24 priests and 73 parishes.[2] In 2011, it had 222,647 Catholics, 54 priests, and 191 religious.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Cathedral in Trung Son Tay commune (Hà Tây Province) has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[3]


  1. ^ Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation -Charles Keith - 2012 Page 123 "The most notable of these authors was François-Marie Savina, who during his nearly forty years in the hưng hóa region ... From the 1880s until the First World War, much of the increasingly literate French population learned about the nation's ..."
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy Directory
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Coordinates: 21°08′34″N 105°30′21″E / 21.1429°N 105.5058°E / 21.1429; 105.5058