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Roman Catholic Diocese of M%E1%BB%B9 Tho
Diocese of My Tho

Dioecesis Mythoensis

Giáo ph?n M? Tho
Cathedral My Tho.jpg
M? Tho Cathedral
Location
CountryVietnam
Ecclesiastical provinceHo Chi Minh
MetropolitanHo Chi Minh
Deaneries
  • Cái Bè
  • Cao Lãnh
  • Cù Lao Tây
  • c Hoà
  • M? Tho
  • Tân An
Statistics
Area9,262 km2 (3,576 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
5,280,320
126,560 (2.4%)
Parishes110
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established24 November 1960
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception in M? Tho
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPeter Nguy?n V?n Kh?m
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Nguy?n N?ng
Website
giaophanmytho.net

The diocese of My Tho (Latin: Dioecesis Mythoënsis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Vietnam. The current bishop is Peter Nguy?n V?n Kh?m, former Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City. He was appointed by Pope Francis on July 26, 2014 and was installed a month later. His predecessor, Paul Bùi V?n c, was named Coadjutor Archbishop and then Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, in September, 2013 and in March, 2014, respectively. [1]

The creation of the diocese in its present form was declared on November 24, 1960.

The diocese covers an area of 9,262 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City.

By 2013, the diocese of M? Tho had about 126,560 Catholics (2.4% of the population), 125 priests and 110 parishes.[2]

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in M? Tho town has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[3]

Ordinaries

  • Joseph Tr?n V?n Thi?n (24 November 1960 Appointed - 24 February 1989 Died)
  • André Nguy?n V?n Nam (24 February 1989 Succeeded - 26 March 1999 Retired)
  • Paul Bùi V?n c (26 March 1999 Appointed - 28 September 2013 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Peter Nguy?n V?n Kh?m (26 July 2014 Appointed - present)

References

Coordinates: 10°21?41?N 106°21?53?E / 10.3614°N 106.3647°E / 10.3614; 106.3647


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