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
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Ho Chi Minh
Metropolitan Ho Chi Minh
Statistics
Area 6,772 km2 (2,615 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,385,000
199,404 (4.5%)
Parishes 209
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Anne in Vĩnh Long
Patron saint St Philip Phan Văn Minh
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Huỳnh Văn Hai
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy Directory
  2. ^ GCatholic.org

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