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All you need to know about the Church in Myanmar

“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Diocese of Da Lat

Bishop Nguyen Pierre Van Nhon
Bishop Nguyen Pierre Van Nhon
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Bishop Nguyen Pierre Van Nhon
Bishop's House, 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam
(+84) 63 822415 - 824665
Fax :(+84) 63 830112
[email protected]

Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon was born on April 1, 1938 in the central highland city of Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province. After he finished his studies at the Minor Seminary in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1958, he studied at the Da Lat-based Pontifical Institute Pius X. He also obtained a bachelor's degree in French Literature from Da Lat College. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 21, 1967, and then became rector of Minh Hoa Major Seminary in Da Lat. He served as vicar of the Our Mother of God Cathedral and vicar general of Da Lat diocese from 1975 until he was named as coadjutor bishop of Da Lat by Pope John Paul II on Oct. 19, 1991. He was ordained on Dec. 3 that year. He became Bishop of Da Lat on June 24, 1994. He is the President of the Vietnam Bishops' Conference.
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