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Pope appoints coadjutor bishop

  • ucanews.com reporter, Ho Chi Minh city
  • Vietnam
  • March 15, 2011
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A priest who is in charge of priestly formation at a southern diocese has been appointed as coadjutor bishop.

On March 14, Pope Benedict XVI named Father Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc as coadjutor bishop of Phu Cuong diocese.

Born on September 22, 1958 at My Hao parish of Phu Cuong diocese, Elect-bishop Tuoc studied philosophy and theology at local seminaries from 1971 to 1988 before he was ordained a priest for Phu Cuong diocese on April 4, 1991.

He gave pastoral activities to Tha La parish until 2000 when he furthered his studies at Institut Catholique de Paris in France and obtained a doctorate in Theology of Scriptures in 2006.

After he returned home, he served as head of the diocese’s center for priestly formation.

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