Catholic Bishops' Conference of Việt Nam

THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF VIỆT NAM

On Septemper 9, 1659 Pope Alexander XII promulgated a decree to establish two Apostolic Vicariates of Đàng Trong and Đàng Ngoài as well as appointed two Apostolic Vicars, Francois Pallu (Đàng Ngoài) and Lambert de la Motte (Đàng Trong).

On November 24, 1960 the Hierarchy of Vietnamese Church was established with 21 dioceses managed by Vietnamese bishops.

In 2012, there are 44 living Vietnamse bishops and 26 Catholic dioceses in Việt Nam. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Việt Nam (CBCV) has a Standing Committee and 17 Conference Committees.

 
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