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Archdiocese of Ha Noi

Cardinal Pierre Van Nhon Nguyen
Cardinal Pierre Van Nhon  Nguyen
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Cardinal Pierre Van Nhon Nguyen
Archbishop's Residence, 40 Nha Chung st, Ha Noi, Vietnam
+84 4 3825 4424 - 3828 6728
Fax :+84 4 3928 5073
[email protected], [email protected]

Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon was born on April 1, 1938 in 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 Pius X Pontifical Institute.

He also obtained a bachelor's degree in French Literature from a local Catholic 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 on Oct. 11, 1991. He was ordained on Dec. 3 that year.

He became Bishop of Da Lat on on Mar. 23, 1994. Bishop Nhon was named coadjutor archbishop of Ha Noi archdiocese on April 22, 2010 and became archbishop of the archdiocese on May 13 the same year.

Pope Francis named him cardinal on Jan. 4, 2015.
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