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Bishop Dominic Hoang Minh Tien
Bishop Hoang Minh Tien
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Bishop Dominic Hoang Minh Tien
Toa Giam Muc, Hung Hoa,
70 Le Loi, Tx Son Tay,
Hung Hoa, Ha Tay, Viet Nam

Phone: (043)3832.453

Pope Francis named Father Dominic Hoang Minh Tien as bishop of Hung Hoa Diocese on Dec 18. Bishop Tien, who served as parish priest of Son Loc Cathedral, waited years before obtaining a government permit for his priestly ordination. Bishop Tien, who reaches 53 on Jan. 7, is the youngest prelate among Vietnam’s bishops.

He will be the ninth bishop of the 126-year-old diocese, which covers the six provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Son La and Yen Bai, and parts of Hanoi and the three provinces of Ha Giang, Hoa Binh and Tuyen Quang.

Born in 1969 in Thien Loc Parish in Lam Dong province, Bishop Tien joined seminarians of Hung Hoa Diocese in 1992 and worked at the bishop’s house and two parishes before going to East Asian Pastoral Institute in the Philippines and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, the US, from 2008-12. He holds a master’s degree in theology.

After returning home, he was in charge of seminarians and served as treasurer and vicar general.

Bishop Dominic Hoang Minh Tien was ordained bishop of Hung Hoa on Feb. 14, 2022 at Son Loc Cathedral in Son Tay town on the outskirts of capital Hanoi.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Pierre Van Vien Nguyen (29 Aug 2020 to 14 Feb 2022)
  • Bishop Alphonse Huu Long Nguyen (15 Jun 2013 to 22 Dec 2018)
  • Bishop Jean Marie Tat Vu (1 Mar 2011 Appointed - 29 Aug 2020 Retired)
  • Bishop Gustave André Ferdinand Raballand, M.E.P. (1956-1962)
  • Bishop Jean-Baptiste Maximilien Chabalier, M.E.P. (1937-1955)
  • Bishop Valentin Herrgott, M.E.P. (1928-1936)
  • Bishop Jean-Claude Bouchut, M.E.P. (1902-1928)
  • Bishop Jean-Baptiste Grosgeorge, M.E.P. (1896-1902)
  • Bishop Marie-Laurent-François-Xavier Cordier, M.E.P. (1882-1895)
  • Bishop Jean-Claude Miche, M.E.P. (1850-1873)

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