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Archdiocese of Ha Noi

Bishop Laurence Van Minh Chu
Bishop Laurence Van Minh  Chu
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Bishop Laurence Van Minh Chu
St Joseph Major Seminary, 40 Nha Chung, Ha Noi, Vietnam
+84 4 3928 6416
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Auxiliary Bishop Laurence Chu Van Minh was born on Dec. 27, 1943 in Nam Dinh city. After he studied at St John Minor Seminary in Ha Noi from 1956-1960, he lived with his family, served his home parish of Nam Dinh and worked as a barber for a living until 1992, when he was sent to study theology and philosophy at St Joseph Major Seminary in Ha Noi. He was ordained a priest on June 10, 1994 and furthered his studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome and obtained a doctorate in moral theology. After he returned to Vietnam in 2001, he taught at the major seminary and served as a member of the archdiocesan advisory council. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him auxiliary bishop of Ha Noi on Oct. 15, 2008 and his episcopal ordination was on Dec. 5 that year.

Bishop Minh serves as rector of St Joseph Major Seminary. Except his native language, he speaks English, French and Latin.
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