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Diocese of Bi Chu

Dioecesis Buichuensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Thomas Vu Dnh Hiu, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 24 November 1960
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of H Ni
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Viet Nam
  • Square Kilometers: 1,350 (521 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Toa Giam Muc, Bui Chu, Xuan Ngoc, Xuan Truong, Nam Dinh, Viet Nam
  • Telephone: (0350)3887.142
  • Fax: 3887.521

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Central Tonking {Tonkino Centrale}
5 September 1848ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Central Tonking {Tonkino Centrale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Bi Chu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Tonking {Tonkino Centrale} Vicariate Apostolic of Bi Chu
Diocese of Bi Chu
24 November 1960ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bi Chu Diocese of Bi Chu

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Bi Chu
1950190,329697,00927.3%17391821,04530115305ap1951
Diocese of Bi Chu
1963165,000950,00017.4%30305,500190117ap1991
1999355,8641,100,25032.3%49497,262327130ap2000
2000349,0001,120,00031.2%47477,425371130ap2001
2001361,7331,138,27031.8%52526,956432129ap2002
2003371,5001,350,00027.5%74745,020421129ap2004
2004380,1301,336,40028.4%58586,553475129ap2005
2006386,1481,428,65827.0%831844,5971502129ap2007
2012381,9061,879,00020.3%1631632,342735173ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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