Vincent Nguyen

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The Most Reverend
Vincent Nguyen
Auxiliary bishop of Toronto
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Nguyen seen here speaking at the Official Opening and Solemn Blessing of the Toronto Catholic District School Board's newest elementary school, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 20, 2013.
Diocese Ammaedara[1] (Titular)
Ordination May 9, 1998
Consecration January 13, 2010
Rank Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto
Personal details
Birth name Nguyễn Mạnh Hiếu
Born (1970-05-08) May 8, 1970 (age 47)
Saigon, South Vietnam
Nationality Canadian, Vietnamese
Denomination Roman Catholic
Alma mater
  • Ego Vobiscum Sum
  • (I Am With You)
Coat of arms Vincent Nguyen's coat of arms
Styles of
Vincent Nguyen
Coat of arms of Vincent Nguyen.svg
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Vincent Nguyen (born Nguyễn Mạnh Hiếu on May 8, 1966) is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. On November 6, 2009 Nguyen was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as one of two new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Toronto along with Bishop William McGrattan.[2]

Nguyen was born in South Vietnam and moved to Canada in 1984 just nine years after the Fall of Saigon which ended the Vietnam War. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Divinity from St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained a priest on 9 May 1998. He then did further studies in Rome, where he received a licentiate in canon law from the Angelicum. From September 2009 to his consecration as bishop, he served as Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Toronto.[2]

Nguyen is Canada's first Bishop of Asian descent. He is currently the third youngest Bishop in Canada.

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  1. ^ "NOMINA DI AUSILIARI DI TORONTO (CANADA)". Holy See Press Office. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops