Roman Catholic Diocese of Vĩnh Long

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Diocese of Vinh Long

Dioecesis Vinhlongensis

Giáo phận Vĩnh Long
Nhà thờ chánh tòa Vĩnh Long.jpg
Cathedral of Vinh Long
Location
CountryVietnam
Ecclesiastical provinceHo Chi Minh
MetropolitanHo Chi Minh
Statistics
Area6,772 km2 (2,615 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,385,000
199,404 (4.5%)
Parishes209
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral of St Anne in Vĩnh Long
Patron saintSt Philip Phan Văn Minh
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPeter Huỳnh Văn Hai
Metropolitan ArchbishopSede vacante
Website
giaophanvinhlong.net

The Diocese of Vĩnh Long (Latin: Dioecesis Vinhlongensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Vietnam. The current bishop is Peter Huỳnh Văn Hai, since October 2015.

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

The diocese covers an area of 6,772 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city.

By 2014, the diocese of Vĩnh Long had about 199,404 Catholics (4.5% of the population), 179 priests and 209 parishes.[1]

St. Anne’s Cathedral in Vĩnh Long town has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[2]

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