Toa Giam Muc,
422 Tran Hung Dao,
Tx. Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan,
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Joseph was born on Sept 15, 1957, in Saigon in what is today Ho Chi Minh City. After attending St. Joseph’s minor seminary of Ho Chi Minh City (1968-1976), he continued his studies at St. Joseph’s major seminary (1976-1982). From 1993 to 1998, he was in Paris, France, studying theology at the Institut Catholique, from where he obtained a doctorate.
Following his priestly ordination on Aug. 30, 1990, Bishop Joseph he was assigned several responsibilities, among them, assistant parish priest and professor at the major seminary (1998 – 2011), and vice rector of the major seminary (2011-2014). From 2001 he has been in charge of the Association Priests of Prado; and from 2005 he has been secretary of the Vietnam bishops’ commission for the clergy and seminarians. Since 2014, Bishop Joseph has been the chancellor and secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese.
On 8 Mar 2018, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Joseph as Apostolic Administrator of Ho Chi Minh Diocese.
On 3 Dec 2019, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Joseph as Bishop of Phan Thiet Diocese.