ARCHDIOCESE OF HUẾ
Archbishop Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng
Born on June 30, 1940;
Ordained Priest on December 21,1969;
Consecrated Bishop on April 7, 2005;
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Huế on February 19, 2005;
Archbishop of Huế on August 18, 2012.
Address: Tòa Tổng Giám Mục Huế
6 đường Nguyễn Trường Tộ, TP. Huế, tỉnh Thừa Thiên, Huế, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 54 383 1143;
Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral or Phủ Cam Cathedral was constructed between 1963 and May 2000.
Address: 1 đường Đoàn Hữu Trung, TP. Huế, tỉnh Thừa Thiên - Huế, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 54 383 0963
Masses on Sundays: 5:30, 8:00, 15:00 and 18:30
As of December 31, 2010, Huế Archdiocese had 68,910 Catholics among a total population of 2,320,000. It had 78 parishes with 140 priests, 696 religious, 54 major seminarians, 20 seminary candidates and 755 catechists. In a land area of 16,003 squarekilometers, the Archdiocese covers two provinces of Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế.
3. Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes
Congregations of Religious Men
- Brothers of the Christian Schools
Phone: +84 54 388 7774
- Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
Phone: +84 54 382 8690
- Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Huế
Phone: +84 54 382 5048
- Order of Saint Benedict of Thiện An
Phone: +8454 386 5910.
Congregations of Religious Women
- Lovers of the Holy Cross of Huế
Phone +84 54 382 4594
- Sisters of Saint Paul de Chartres
Phone +84 54 352 2344
- Order of Discalced Carmelites
Phone +84 54 353 0973
- Daughters of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Phone: +84 54 352 8484
- Daughters of Our Lady of the Visitation
Phone +84 54 352 4022
4. Catholic sites
The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang
The Blessed Mother is believed to have first appeared in La Vang in 1798 to console persecuted Catholics during feudal times in Việt Nam. Subsequently a thatched chapel was erected at the site. That structure was eventually replaced with a stone sanctuary and church, which were then rebuilt several times between 1901 and 1928. In 1961, when Pope John XXIII granted the buildings the canonical status of cathedral, the bishops of Việt Nam declared it the National Marian Shrine. However, in 1972 during the Việt Nam War, the shrine was destroyed, and only remnants of it - a portion of its belltower and a back wall - remained.
About 500,000 pilgrims attended closing ceremonies for Việt Nam's Jubilee Year at the National Marian Shrine on January 6,2011. Papal special envoy Cardinal Ivan Dias - Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples - presided at the closing Mass. At the end of the Mass, Cardinal Dias blessed the foundation stone for a new 5,000-seat Basilica on the shrine.
On August 15, 2012, the first stone laying ceremony of the new La Vang Basilica was celebrated.
Address: xã Hải Phú, huyện Hải Lăng, tỉnh Quảng Trị, Việt Nam
Phone: +84 53 387 3280.
Website of the Diocese: http://tonggiaophanhue.net