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Diocese of Quy Nhon

Bishop Emeritus Soan Pierre Nguyen
Bishop Emeritus Soan Pierre Nguyen
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Bishop Emeritus Soan Pierre Nguyen
Bishop's House, 116 Tran Hung Dao st., Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam
84 56 3821 737, 0945 209 005
Fax :84 56 3828 955
[email protected]

Bishop Emeritus Pierre Nguyen Soan was born on Dec. 15, 1936 in Go Thi parish, Binh Dinh province. He had studied philosophy and theology at minor seminaries of Lang Song and Nha Trang and Pius X Pontifical Institute in Da Lat before he was ordained a priest on Dec. 21, 1968. He furthered his studies at the Pontifical University of Urbaniana in Rome and obtained a doctorate in canon law in 1973. After he returned to Vietnam in 1974, he served as rector of local seminaries. He became vicar general of Quy Nhon diocese and pastor of the Cathedral since 1989. He was named Bishop of Quy Nhon on June 19, 1999 and his Episcopal ordination took place at the cathedral on August 12 that year. He served as secretary general of the Vietnam Bishops' Conference from 2002-2007. On July 2, 2012, Pope Benedict accepted his resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Phu Cuong, upon having reached the age limit.

Bishop Soan speaks English, French and Latin.
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