Diocese of Thanh Hoá


Bishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí LinhBishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh1. Ordinary

Bishop Joseph Nguyễn Chí Linh
Born on November 22, 1949;
Ordained Priest on December 30, 1992;
Consecrated Bishop on August 4, 2004.

Address: Tòa Giám Mục Thanh Hóa
              50 đường Nguyễn Trường Tộ, P.Trường Thi, TP. Thanh Hóa, tỉnh Thanh Hóa, Việt Nam.
Phone:    +84 37 385 3138 - 371 8142.
Fax:        +84 37 371 3599
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Our Lady of Immaculate Conception CathedralOur Lady of Immaculate Conception CathedralOur Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral was inaugurated on December 8, 1929.

Address: 232 A đường Trường Thi, P Trường Tín, TP. Thanh Hóa,  Việt Nam.
Phone:   +84 37 385 5536

Masses on Sundays 5:00, 8:00 and 17:00.

2. Statistics

As of December 31, 2010, the diocese had 138,839 Catholics among a total population of 3,800,000. It had 51 parishes and 325 subparishes and mission stations served by 72 priests, 218 religious, 62 seminarians, 80 seminary candidates and 1,251 catechists. In a land area of 11,158 square-kilometers, the diocese covers Thanh Hóa province.

3. Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

  • Lovers of the Holy Cross of Thanh Hóa
    Phone: +84 37 385 5610
  • Sisters of Saint Paul de Chartres.

4. Catholic Sites

Pilgrimage Centre of Cửa BạngPilgrimage Centre of Cửa BạngPilgrimage Centre of Cửa Bạng at Ba Làng parish is the place where missionaries started their evangelization work in Việt Nam. Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes landed here on March 19, 1627.

Address: xã Hải Thanh, huyện Tịnh Gia, tỉnh Thanh Hóa, Việt Nam.
Phone:   +84 37 386 1139

Website of the Diocese: http://gpthanhhoa.org



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