Roman Catholic Diocese of Hai Phòng
The creation of the diocese in its present form was declared November 24, 1960. The earliest forms of Roman Catholic institutions appeared in that territory since 1655, with French and Spanish missionaries until the middle of the 20th century.[full citation needed]
Many migrant workers from other regions of Vietnam, who work in that busy port city, attend masses in Hai Phong.
In 2008, the Bishop of Hai Phong Diocese Joseph Vu Van Thien took part in World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, where he presented a speech at the Homily at the Opening Mass for Vietnamese Youth.
- Asia News Article on Hai Phong, November 2007
- Catholic Hierarchy Directory
- Giga Catholic Information
- The Homily at the Opening Mass for Vietnmese Youth - World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, by Bishop Joseph Vu Van Thien, Bishop of Hai Phong Diocese, VietCatholic Site, July 2008
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