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Diocese of Long Xuyen

Bishop Joseph Xuan Tieu Tran
Bishop Joseph Xuan Tieu  Tran
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Bishop Joseph Xuan Tieu Tran
Long Xuyen Bishop's House 80/1 Bui Van Danh Street My Xuyen ward Long Xuyen city An Giang province Vietnam
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Bishop Joseph Tran Xuan Tieu was born on Aug. 20, 1945 in the northern Nam Dinh province which belongs to Bui Chu diocese. He entered Ha Noi Pius XII Minor Seminary in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1957 after he was accompanied by his family to flee to the south during the 1954 exodus. He furthered his philosophical and theological studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome in 1965. After he returned to Vietnam and was ordained a priest for Long Xuyen diocese on Aug. 10, 1974, he worked at the Bishop' House, served at the Queen of Peace Cathedral as an assistant and taught at Major Seminaries of St. Thomas and Cai Rang.

Bishop Tieu became pastor of the Cathedral in 1995 and vicar general of the diocese in 1998. Pope John Paul II named him as Coadjutor Bishop of Long Xuyen diocese on June 3, 1999 and his episcopal ordination was held at the Cathedral on June 29 that year. His episcopal motto is Ut Sint Unum or: "Let them be one". He became bishop of the diocese on Oct 2, 2003.

Bishop Tieu also serves as head of the Episcopal Commission for the Laity of the Vietnam Bishops' Conference.
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