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Diocese of Can Tho

Bishop Emmanuel Phong Thuan Le
Bishop Emmanuel Phong Thuan  Le
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Bishop Emmanuel Phong Thuan Le
Bishop's Residence, 12 Nguyen Trai st, An Hoi ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam
+84 710 3813 655
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Bishop Emmanuel Le Phong Thuan was born in An Giang province on Dec. 1, 1930. He entered the local Cu Lao Gieng Minor Seminary in 1938 and another minor seminary in Phnom Penh in 1945. After he finished his philosophical and theological studies at Saint Joseph Major Seminary in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh city), he was ordained a priest for Can Tho diocese on May 31, 1960. He taught at a local minor seminary before furthered his studies in Rome and Germany from 1964-1970. He obtained a doctorate in canon law. After he returned to Vietnam in 1970, he taught at local major seminaries until he was ordained coadjutor bishop of Can Tho on June 6, 1975. Bishop Thuan became ordinary of the diocese on June 20, 1990.Bishop died on 17th October 2010.
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