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Apostolic Vicariate of Savannakhet

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Apostolic Vicar Jean Marie Prida Inthirath
Bishop Prida Inthirath
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Apostolic Vicar Jean Marie Prida Inthirath
St. Louis Cathedral,
P.O. Box 012, Thakhek,
Khammouan province, Laos

Bishop Jean Marie Prida Inthirath was born on Feb. 19, 1957, in Muang Phine in Khammouan province. He was ordained priest on April 20, 1986, after which he served in numerous parishes and village communities throughout Savannakhet vicariate, except from 1993-1995, when he was in France for further studies. In 2003, he became rector of the St. John Vianney Major Seminary in Thakhek, the only major seminary in the country. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him vicar apostolic of Savannakhet on Jan. 9, 2010. He was ordained and installed bishop on April 10, 2010.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Jean Sommeng Vorachak (1997 - 2009)
  • Bishop Jean-Baptiste Outhay Thepmany (1975 - 1997)
  • Bishop Pierre-Antonio-Jean Bach (1971-1975)
  • Bishop Pierre-Antonio-Jean Bach, M.E.P. (1971 - 1975 )
  • Bishop Jean-Rosiere-Eugène Arnaud, M.E.P (1950 - 1969)

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