DIOCESE OF VINH
Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp, O.P.
Born on February 2, 1945;
Ordained Priest on August 8, 1972;
Consecrated Bishop on July 23, 2010.
Address: Tòa Giám Mục Xã Đoài
Xã Đoài, Nghi Diên, Nghi Lộc, Nghệ An, Việt Nam
Phone: +84 38 386 1171;
Fax: +84 38 386 1215;
Auxiliary Bishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Viên
Born on January 8, 1965;
Ordained Priest on October 3, 1999;
Consecrated Bishop on September 4, 2013.
Assumption Cathedral now is the third building of the Cathedral and was consecrated on March 3, 1979. The first was burnt on fire under King Minh Mang in the 19th century and the second collapsed due to bombings in the 1960s.
Address: xã Nghi Diên, huyện Nghi Lộc, tỉnh Nghệ An,Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 38 224 4944
Masses on Sundays 7:00, 15:00 and 19:00 in summer, or 7:30, 15:00 and 19:30 in winter.
As of December 31, 2010, Vinh Diocese had 497,806 Catholics among a total population of 5,393,000. It had 149 parishes and 722 subparishes served by 187 priests, 740 religious, 85 seminarians, 35 seminary candidates and 7,755 catechists. In a land area of 30,599.90 square kilometers, the diocese covers three provinces of Hà Tỉnh, Nghệ An and Quảng Bình.
3. Religious Institutes for Women
- Lovers of the Holy Cross of Vinh
Phone: +84 38 386 1238
- Missionaries of Charity of Vinh
Phone: +84 38 362 8227
- Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
Phone: +84 38 364 6759.
4. Catholic sites
Pilgrim Center of Saint Anthony of Padua
French missionaries erected the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua and a chapel in 1898.
They provided food and health care for local people and planted trees on the hill. Now 200 local non-Catholics come daily to pray in front of the Saint Anthony statue. Some 50,000 local pilgrims visit the chapel to celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua on June 13.
Local Catholics are trying to complete the center's construction in time to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Pilgrim Center in 2013. The retired Bishop Paul Mary Cao Đình Thuyên of Vinh Diocese named the chapel the diocese's Pilgrim Center in 2000.
Address Giáo Xứ Mỹ Yến,xã Nghi Phương, huyện Nghi Lộc, tỉnh Nghệ An, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 38 361 2208.
Website of the Diocese: http://giaophanvinh.net