DIOCESE OF HẢI PHÒNG
Bishop Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên
Born on October 26, 1960;
Ordained Priest on January 24, 1988;
Consecrated Bishop on January 2, 2003.
Address: Tòa Giám Mục Hải Phòng
46 đường Hoàng Văn Thụ, Q Hồng Bàng, TP Hải Phòng, Việt Nam
Phone: +84 31 374 5387 - Fax: +84 31 374 5765
The Gothic-style Cathedral of Hải Phòng was built in 1890. Its patroness is Our Lady of the Rosary.
Address: 46 đường Hoàng Văn Thụ, Q Hồng Bàng, TP Hải Phòng, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 31 381 0693
Masses on Sundays 6:30, 10:00 and 18 00, and Saturdays: 18:00.
Latest Sunday Mass in Hai Phong City is at 19:00 at An Tân church.
Address: đường Trần Nguyên Hãn, Q. Lê Chân, TP. Hải Phòng, Việt Nam.
As of December 31, 2010, Hải Phòng Diocese had 134,846 Catholics among a total population of 5,150,000. It had 78 parishes served by 59 priests, 61 Religious, 44 seminarians, 33 seminary candidates and 950 catechists. In a land area of 9,079.10 squarekilometers, the diocese covers Hải Phòng City and whole provinces of Quảng Ninh and Hải Dương and part of Hưng Yên province.
3. Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes
Religious Institutes of Men
- Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
Phone: +84 31 367 6848.
Religious Institutes of Women
- Dominican Sisters of Rosa de Lima
Phone: +84 320 377 3259
- Lovers of the Holy Cross of Bắc Hải
Phone: +84 31 379 3918
- Society of Emmanuel
Phone: +84 31 362 5798
- Society of Consecration
Phone: +84 122 528 5224.
4. Catholic sites
The Shrine of Martyrs in Hải Dương province has served as a pilgrimage center for a long time. This place, formerly called Năm Mẫu, saw many local Catholics being killed for their faith in the 19th century. Four of them, canonized on June 19, 1988, were two Spanish Dominican Bishops Jerome Liêm and Valentine Vinh and Vietnamese Dominican Father Almato Bình. All were killed on November 1, 1861. Vietnamese Catechist Joseph Nguyễn Duy Khang was killed on December 6 that year. In 1927, a shrine with high twin towers was built and later was destroyed by bombings in 1967. The diocese plans to rebuild the shrine.
Chaplain: Father Joseph Dương Hữu Tình
Address: phố Đền Thánh, P. Bình Hàn, TP. Hải Dương, tỉnh Hải Dương, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 90 617 8270
Website of the Diocese: http://www.gphaiphong.org