Vincent Long Van Nguyen
|The Most Reverend
Vincent Long Van Nguyen
|Bishop of Parramatta|
|Diocese||Roman Catholic Diocese of Parramatta|
|Appointed||5 May 2016|
|Installed||16 June 2016|
|Predecessor||Anthony Fisher OP|
|Ordination||30 December 1989
by George Pell
|Consecration||23 June 2011
by Denis Hart (consecrator)
Giuseppe Lazzarotto, George Pell (co-consecrators)
|Birth name||Vincent Long Van Nguyen|
3 December 1961 |
|Residence||St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta|
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne|
|Motto||Duc In Altum
|Coat of arms|
Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv (born 3 December 1961) is a Vietnamese Australian Roman Catholic bishop. He was appointed the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta, Australia, by Pope Francis on 5 May 2016.
Nguyen was installed as Bishop of Parramatta on 16 June 2016 at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta, with clergy from around the country attending as well as many parishioners and people including Julie Owens the federal Labor Member for Parramatta who was representing the Federal Opposition Leader and Senator Arthur Sinodinos who was representing the Prime Minister. Students from the Catholic Education in the Diocese of Parramatta were involved in the installation.
He was born in Gia-Kiem, Vietnam. He studied at the diocesan minor seminary. He and his family came to Australia on a refugee boat in 1981.
In 1983, Nguyen became a Conventual Franciscan friar and studied for the priesthood in Melbourne. After his priestly ordination on 30 December 1989 by George Pell, he went to Rome for further studies and was awarded a licentiate in Christology and spirituality from the Pontifical Faculty of St Bonaventure.
Since 2008, he has been in Rome serving as assistant general of the order, responsible for the Asia-Oceania region.
Four thousand people packed St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, on 23 June for his episcopal consecration. Archbishop Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, was the principal consecrator and Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio, and Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, were co-consecrators.
On February 2017, Long confessed to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he had been abused by members of the Catholic church when he was a child. He stated that he emphatized with the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy and that he wished to "to walk in the shoes of other victims and endeavour to attain justice and dignity for them."
- Diocese of Parramatta.
- Our Bishop.
- The Catholic Weekly 29 May 2011
- Zenit 20 May 2011
- Catholic Weekly, Sydney 4 September 2011
- "Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen tells royal commission he was abused". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
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Anthony Fisher OP
|Bishop of Parramatta
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