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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

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Bishop Alphonse Huu Long Nguyên
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Bishop Alphonse Huu Long Nguyên
Toa Giam Muc,
Xa Doai, Nghi Dien,
Nghi Loc, Nghe An,
Viet Nam

Phone: (038)3861.171
Fax :3861.215
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Huu Long was born on Jan. 25, 1953 in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. From 1978 to 1982, he served in the country's communist army in a division stationed in Quang Nam province. After leaving the army, he began his religious studies, and was ordained priest on Dec. 29, 1990. He served as vicar in the parishes of Tam Ky, Lâm Hà and Tra Kieu. He earned his degree in Canon Law and was eventually appointed professor of Canon Law, Church History and Catechism at the Major Seminary in Hue, where he became the rector in 2011. He was named auxiliary bishop on June 15,2013 and ordained bishop on Sept.6, 2013.

On 22 Dec, 2018 he was appointed Bishop of Vinh and Installed on 12 Feb, 2019.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Thai Hop Nguyen (13 May 2010 Appointed - 22 Dec 2018 Appointed, Bishop of Hà T?nh)
  • Bishop Paul Marie Cao Dinh Thuyen (2000 - 2010)
  • Bishop Pierre Jean Tran Xuan Hap (1979-2000)
  • Bishop Pierre Nguyen Nang (1971-1978)
  • Coadjutor Bishop Paul Nguyen Dinh Nhien (1963 - 1969)
  • Bishop Jean Baptiste Tran Huu Duc (1951-1971)
  • Bishop Andre Leonce Eloy (1913-1946)
  • Bishop Francoise Belleville (1911-1912)
  • Bishop Louis Marie Pineau (1886-1910)
  • Bishop Yves Marie Croc (1877-1885)
  • Bishop Jean Dennis Gauthier (1846-1877)
  • Coadjutor Bishop Guillaume C. Masson (1846-1853)

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