Diocese of Hải Phòng

DIOCESE OF HẢI PHÒNG

1. Ordinary

Bishop Joseph Vũ Văn ThiênBishop Joseph Vũ Văn ThiênBishop 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
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The Gothic-style Cathedral of Hải PhòngThe Gothic-style Cathedral of Hải PhòngThe 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.

2. Statistics

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 MartyrsThe Shrine of MartyrsThe 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

 
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