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Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam

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Abbreviation  CBCV HĐGMVN
President  Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
Region served  Vietnam
Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam
Formation  1966 (for South Vietnam only) 1980 (for the reunited Vietnam)
Headquarters  72/12 Tran Quoc Toan, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Website  cbcvietnam.org (English) hdgmvietnam.org (Vietnamese)

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam (abbreviated as CBCV) is the episcopal conference of the Catholic bishops of Vietnam. Initially created in 1960 for the South Vietnam and officially founded in 1980 after the unification of Vietnam, the CBCV is composed of all active and retired members of the Catholic hierarchy (i.e., diocesan, coadjutor, and auxiliary bishops) in Vietnam. The current president of CBCV is Paul Bùi Văn Đọc, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City.


Organizational structure

The current Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam for term 2013-2016 comprises the following committees:

Standing Committee

  • President: Paul Bùi Văn Đọc, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vice President: Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng, Archbishop of Hue
  • Secretary General: Cosme Hoàng Văn Đạt, S.J., Bishop of Bac Ninh
  • Deputy General Secretary: Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm, Bishop of My Tho
  • Programmatic Committees

    1. Committee on the Bible: Joseph Võ Đức Minh, Bishop of Nha Trang
    2. Committee on the Catholic Education: Joseph Đinh Đức Đạo, Auxiliary Bishop of Xuan Loc
    3. Committee on Charitable and Social Actions - Caritas Vietnam: Thomas Aquinas Vũ Đình Hiệu, Bishop of Bui Chu
    4. Committee on Clergy and Seminarians: Antoine Vũ Huy Chương, Bishop of Da Lat
    5. Committee on Consecrated Life: Peter Nguyễn Văn Đệ,S.D.B., Bishop of Thai Binh
    6. Committee on Culture: Joseph Vũ Duy Thống, Bishop of Phan Thiet
    7. Committee on the Divine Worship: Peter Trần Đình Tứ, Bishop Emeritus of Phu Cuong
    8. Committee on the Doctrine of the Faith: Joseph Nguyễn Năng, Bishop of Phat Diem
    9. Committee on Evangelization: Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long, Auxiliary Bishop of Hung Hoa
    10. Committee on Family: Joseph Châu Ngọc Tri, Bishop of Da Nang
    11. Committee on Justice and Peace: Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp, O.P., Bishop of Vinh
    12. Committee on the Laity: Joseph Trần Xuân Tiếu, Bishop of Long Xuyen
    13. Committee on Migration: Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh, Bishop of Thanh Hoa
    14. Committee on Sacred Arts: Matthew Nguyễn Văn Khôi, Bishop of Quy Nhon
    15. Committee on Sacred Music: Vincent Nguyễn Văn Bản, Bishop of Ban Me Thuot
    16. Committee on Social Communications: Joseph Nguyễn Tấn Tước, Bishop of Phu Cuong
    17. Committee on Youth: Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên, Bishop of Hai Phong

    List of Presidents

  • Paul Nguyễn Văn Bình (1966 - 1980)
  • Joseph-Marie Trịnh Văn Căn (1980 - 1990)
  • Paul Marie Nguyễn Minh Nhật (1990 - 1995)
  • Paul Joseph Pham Ðình Tụng (1995 - 2001)
  • Paul Nguyễn Văn Hòa (2001 - 2007)
  • Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn (2007 - 2013)
  • Paul Bùi Văn Đọc (since 2013)
  • References

    Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam Wikipedia

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