Roman Catholic Diocese of Mỹ Tho

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Diocese of My Tho
Dioecesis Mythoensis
Giáo phận Mỹ Tho
Cathedral My Tho.jpg
Mỹ Tho Cathedral
Location
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Ho Chi Minh
Metropolitan Ho Chi Minh
Deaneries
  • Cái Bè
  • Cao Lãnh
  • Cù Lao Tây
  • Đức Hoà
  • Mỹ Tho
  • Tân An
Statistics
Area 9,262 km2 (3,576 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
5,280,320
126,560 (2.4%)
Parishes 110
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 24 November 1960
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mỹ Tho
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
Website
giaophanmytho.net

The diocese of My Tho (Latin: Dioecesis Mythoënsis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Vietnam. The current bishop is Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm, former Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City. He was appointed by Pope Francis on July 26, 2014 and was installed a month later. His predecessor, Paul Bùi Văn Đọc, was named Coadjutor Archbishop and then Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, in September, 2013 and in March, 2014, respectively. [1]

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

The diocese covers an area of 9,262 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City.

By 2013, the diocese of Mỹ Tho had about 126,560 Catholics (2.4% of the population), 125 priests and 110 parishes.[2]

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Mỹ Tho town has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[3]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Joseph Trần Văn Thiện (24 November 1960 Appointed - 24 February 1989 Died)
  • André Nguyễn Văn Nam (24 February 1989 Succeeded - 26 March 1999 Retired)
  • Paul Bùi Văn Đọc (26 March 1999 Appointed - 28 September 2013 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm (26 July 2014 Appointed - present)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 10°21′41″N 106°21′53″E / 10.3614°N 106.3647°E / 10.3614; 106.3647